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The American Public Transportation Association Board of Directors named Michael Melaniphy as its new president and chief executive officer effective Nov. 1, 2011. Melaniphy will replace William Millar, who is retiring after 15 years as APTA president. Melaniphy's entire career has bee ...
The Tri-Met Board of Directors delayed voting on a LIFT fare increase after hearing concerns from the community. The majority of the board stated that a fare increase is necessary, but wanted more time to discuss options. The board will reconsider the increase in January 2012. The curr ...
Chicago Transit Authority will invest $10 million to hire 50 full-time police officers to patrol rail and bus stations across the city. "This investment in full-time officers to patrol CTA's rail and bus stations will help ensure the safety and security of all who rely on the CTA, ...
The Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area proposed a Request for Information on the integration of real-time transit tracking. The RTA is exploring options for providing up-to-the minute regional travel information. This live information would aid customers riding on the CTA, Ch ...
Union Pacific will improve Minnesota's transportation infrastructure with more than $11 million in investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Minneapolis to Ottawa, Minn. The more than 66-mile project includes removing and installing nearly 82,000 ties, renewing the surfaces at 64 road c ...
Robert Bradway has been elected a director of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Bradway has been president and chief operating officer of the biotechnology company Amgen since May 2010. He is responsible for the company's global commercial operations, manufacturing operations, information ...
The city of Houston has concluded there is "strong sentiment" within the East End community for an underpass at Harrisburg/Hughes St. and has requested METRO's Board of Directors vote in support of a plan to create a grade separated betterment for light rail and vehicular traffic. ...
The Dallas-to-Oak Cliff Streetcar project in Texas may proceed toward construction after the project received environmental clearance this week with the Federal Transit Administration issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on July 21. The decision means local, state and federal a ...
The Chicago Transit Authority will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 2, to update the community on the proposed Red Line Extension project. The Red Line Extension proposal includes expanding service from the 95th St. station to 130th Street. The CTA has completed the first step of the federally- ...
Axion International has received three additional purchase orders from Australia in the past 30 days for a combined $130,000. The orders relate to Axion's Recycled Structural Composite railroad ties, referred to as sleepers in Australia. "These orders support the use of our innova ...
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