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Ann D. Begeman was sworn in May 2, as a member of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, bringing two decades of experience in transportation policy to the Board. Begeman has served as a senior aide on Capitol Hill for 21 years, playing a key role in the crafting of major transportation legislat ...
Canadian National's Scheduled Potash Service is focused on an end-to-end management of the supply chain in collaboration with customers. To drive new efficiencies, CN innovated with a tool giving sales and operations personnel clear visibility to customer orders for planning rail assets and sche ...
L.B. Foster reported its 2011 first quarter operating results and although net income took a negative hit due to its acquisition of Portec Rail Products and the closing of its Grand Island, Neb., facility, sales and gross profit margins were up. Stan L. Hasselbusch, L. B. Foster's presi ...
The nation's major freight railroads and the United Transportation Union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering wages, benefits and other issues. The agreement with the UTU, covering more than 38,000 employees, is the first in the current round of bargaining. UTU ...
Seattle's Sound Transit Board has approved the purchase of 1.1 miles of former BNSF right-of-way in the City of Bellevue needed for the upcoming extension of East Link light rail service to Bellevue and Redmond. The purchase of the key property from the Port of Seattle supports Sound T ...
According to the United Transportation Union, brakemen, conductors and engineers on Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railway (CSS), all represented by the UTU, have ratified a new five-year agreement by a four-to-one margin. The contract, retroactive to January 1, 2011, provides for ...
Union Pacific received Eastman Chemical Company's Supplier Excellence Award for overall company performance, the highest level of all awards presented in the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program. UP earned this award for the second consecutive year and remains the only railroad to be so honored. ...
Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway are taking great strides in safety precautions during Rail Safety Week from May 2 to May 8, 2011. With trespassing incidents and fatalities on the rise in the United States, CN is launching a public awareness campaign that stresses the dea ...
Federal Transit Administration has awarded a $3.98-million federal grant to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority for the renovation of the Wayne Junction Intermodal Facility. "With gas prices reaching above four dollars-per-gallon in some areas, President Obama is ...
The Sacramento downtown rail line relocation project is now underway. Moving the rail lines is the first phase of a long-term project that includes the construction of the intermodal station, which will connect downtown to Amtrak and Capitol Corridor trains, RT light rail and buses. Congresswom ...
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