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The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed a rule that would make it easier for the public to report unsafe conditions at highway-rail grade crossings. The proposal would require railroads to establish toll-free telephone numbers to allow the public to report malfunctioning highway-rail gr ...
Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired company among trucking, transportation and logistics companies. Fortune expanded the category this year to include railroads. The magazine publishes its annual World's Most Admired list in the March 21 edition. Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in s ...
Kansas City Southern has appointed Larry Haskell as assistant vice president IT operations and transportation systems and promoted Michelle Kelly from director to assistant vice president compensation and benefits. "We are pleased that Larry has joined KCS' IT organization," ...
AECOM, provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, as part of a joint venture, has been awarded a $21.5-million contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The joint venture wi ...
The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $7.4 million in 2011 to continue funding The Principals' Partnership and hundreds of projects submitted by nonprofit organizations. Now in its 10th year, The Principals' Partnership is the Union Pacific Foundation's signature giving program. It w ...
L.B. Foster Company is supplying 1,553 tons of new rail to Iowa Interstate Railroad, LTD, for new track installation and spur improvements. A specially-equipped L.B. Foster work train will deliver approximately 80,000 linear feet of 115# standard continuous welded rail in May 2011 to an Iowa Int ...
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has approved a land exchange agreement to facilitate extending the Green Line north of Lechmere Station to Somerville and Medford, Mass., while also advancing the NorthPoint mixed-use development project. The agreement between the Massachusetts Bay ...
03 March 2011

CPR

Canadian Pacific Railway and TSI Terminal Systems Inc., a subsidiary of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., have signed a Service Level Agreement that builds on their productivity and performance agreement announced last June. The agreement outlines key performance indicators relating ...
The Illinois Commerce Commission will accept proposals for grants to assist with construction projects or programs aimed at improving conditions at or near railroad crossings in communities, counties and townships affected by Canadian National Railway Company's acquisition of the Elgin Joliet &a ...
03 March 2011

CPR

Ed Harris, executive vice president, operations at Canadian Pacific Railway has decided to retire, effective April 1, 2011. Mike Franczak, currently senior vice president, operations, will succeed Harris and be appointed executive vice president, operations. Franczak will assume respon ...
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