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CSX Corporation today completed the previously announced transaction with the State of Florida to sell a 61-mile rail corridor for the SunRail commuter railroad.

Metro Transit - St. Louis will officially begin a new light-rail improvement project on Monday, November 7, at the UMSL South MetroLink Station. The general contractor for the first phase of the project is R.V. Wagner, Inc. The cost of this part of the project is $1.2 million and is funded by th ...
Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, named Jim Dowdy to lead its railroad practice in addition to overseeing Zurich's Specialty Lines Property business. The company also appointed Ron Mathewson and Gary Linde as casualty underwriters supporting the ra ...
Wabtec Corporation has acquired Bearward Engineering, a manufacturer of cooling systems and related equipment for power generation and other industrial markets. Based in Northampton, England, Bearward has annual sales of about $70 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accretive in the ...
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) met with BNSF CEO and president Matt Rose on Nov. 2, to discuss plans to rebuild a 20-mile span of track and two bridges near Churchs Ferry that serves Amtrak's Empire Builder line across northern North Dakota. The line serves both passenger and freight service throu ...
President Obama urged Congress to pass the transportation piece of the American Jobs Act, which will make an immediate investment of $50 billion in the nation's transportation infrastructure and a $10 billion investment to create a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank. Together, these initiat ...
Union Pacific's San Antonio Service Unit played a key role in the Federal Railroad Administration's Changing At-Risk Behavior pilot project that will be honored by the American Evaluation Association Nov. 4 in Anaheim, Calif. CAB is a safety intervention pilot project that incorporates peer-to-p ...
Capital Transit Partners, a joint venture combining the talents of Morrison Hershfield Limited, STV Canada Consulting Inc., URS Canada Inc. and Jacobs Associates Canada Corporation, is currently completing the preliminary engineering phase for the $2.1 billion Ottawa Light Rail Transit project. ...
Amtrak is starting a pilot test of its eTicketing system on the Amtrak Downeaster service, which operates daily between Boston and Portland, Maine. The eTicketing program provides passengers increased flexibility when making or changing reservations and eliminates the need to obtain tr ...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $7.9 million for the Washington Department of Transportation to construct a new station in Tukwila, Wash., replacing the current, temporary wooden structure and creating enhanced intermodal and parking facilities.

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