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The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority's total ridership, including weekends and holidays, reached 3,948,100 in 2011, up from 3,644,978 in 2010, showing an increase of 8.3 percent.

When the starting point is disaster, the triumph of recovery is made all the more sweet for two Vermont shortlines. When Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Irene rode along the East Coast of the United States in late August 2011, reactions to the damage ranged from shocking in the southe ...
Suppliers are producing machines and developing methods to tackle unwanted vegetation. Weeds, plants and other undergrowth are Mother Nature’s little annoyances to the railroads. Vegetation management crews are constantly out on-track, off-track and now even up in the air, fighting th ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles recommended operating and capital budgets for the next fiscal year that continue the authority's path of improvement on safety and reliability, as well as provide more and enhanced service for rail and bus rider ...
Musket Corp. will establish a crude-oil export terminal within the Great Western Industrial Park in Colorado on a newly constructed loop track on the Great Western Railway. Due to the abundance of existing infrastructure, the site is easily scalable beyond the initial loading capacity of 5.8 mill ...

Gross & Janes Co. acquired a crosstie production facility in Taylor, Ark., and approximately 4,200 acres of hardwood timber in Arkansas and Louisiana from Tucker Lumber Company and Smith-Turner Land Company. Terms of the deal, which was completed on January 9, 2012, were not disclosed.

New products, methods and technologies are helping suppliers find defects before they can cause problems on a railroad. Research and development departments continue to drive advancements in rail-flaw detection technologies and methods. Railroads want to find smaller and smaller defects ...

With demand for intercity passenger rail service on the rise, Amtrak is moving forward with an aggressive agenda for 2012 and building for the future while strengthening current services.

California's Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority was notified by the Federal Transit Administration that VTA's $900 million grant request for the Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project has received all of the administrative approvals. VTA is now 60 days away fro ...

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged California Governor Jerry Brown to act swiftly to improve the viability of high-speed rail in California by strongly supporting a plan to move the California High Speed Rail Authority into a transportation agency under the governor's direction.

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