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Rick George resigned from the Canadian Pacific Board of Directors.

Beijer Electronics, through its subsidiary Westermo, won a $SEK30 million (US$4 million) contract from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to provide its new solution for IP communication (Westermo IP-train solution).

William D. Kennedy, a respected expert on tunnel ventilation and former vice president and senior engineering manager with Parsons Brinckerhoff, died on June 23 at the age of 69.

Atkins, which specializes in engineering and design consultancy, hired Jonathan McDonald, PE, as vice president and senior practice manager for the company's transit and rail practice. He is based in Atkins' San Francisco office.

U.S Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), a member of the Financial Services Committee and strong rail advocate, joined Marquette Rail for a tour of its rail yard in Ludington, Mich., to show his support of the rail industry and the shortline railroad rehabilitation tax credit.

Union Pacific plans to enhance Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $25 million in the rail line that runs between Fults (about 30 miles south of Dupo) and near Chester. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid-October. This work is in addition to ...
Southern California's Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the governing authority for the Port of Long Beach, voted to accept $17 million in funds from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery a federal transportation (TIGER) program to help fund the "Green Port Gateway," ...

Two 1920s-era subway stations on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Broad Street Line have been modernized under a $30 million project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Amtrak has named Jason Molfetas as chief information officer to lead the company's information technology team and develop and implement systems to support customer service initiatives, enhance business operations and improve financial performance.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the 96th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway. The contract, valued at $324.6 million was awarded to a joint venture of ...
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