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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said the initial notice to proceed authorization for the Central Subway's largest construction contract, $233.5 million, will be issued this week. Thus far, the project will bring in nearly $90 million to local businesses and create thousands of ...
14 September 2011

GREX hires VP engineering

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company has hired Gregory Grissom who will take on the role as vice president, engineering, effective immediately. As a professional engineer, licensed in multiple states including Texas, Grissom has extensive railroad experience managing high-profile industry ...
The U.S. House of Representatives approved an extension to continue programs for transportation, including transit programs. H.R. 2887, introduced in the House by Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL), Transportation Committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-WV), Aviation Su ...
The Federal Railway Administration awarded the Massachusetts Department of Transportation $32.5 million to expand and enhance the historic South Station in Boston. The station currently operates beyond its capacity and expects an estimated 50 percent increase in high-speed intercity passenger r ...
BNSF has launched a website dedicated to providing exclusive content to the friends, allies and advocates interested in BNSF or freight rail transportation. Those who join the 'Friends of BNSF' website will gain access to articles, documents, photos and videos, many of which are not available an ...
14 September 2011

New York

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin the last major contract this month needed to extend the 7 subway line to the Far West Side of Manhattan. The contract, signed in August for $513.7 million, was awarded to a joint venture of Skanska USA and RailWorks Corp. The funding for this ...
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's recently rebuilt Fox Chase Regional Rail Station has earned a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Fox Chase Station is the nation's first train station to receive LEED Silver. "This classification exemplifie ...
The Utah Transit Authority hired HDR to provide preliminary engineering, with the option to provide final design and design services during construction, for the Sugar House Streetcar project in Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake City, Utah. The proposed two-mile streetcar line is joint ...
The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded a contract to URS Corporation for design and survey services for the Chicago to St. Louis High-Speed Rail corridor. These services will help make high-speed rail a reality in Illinois by introducing 110 mph service between these key met ...
Brian Masse Member of Parliament (Windsor-West) is rolling out the "Need for Speed Campaign," urging Federal government to prioritize rail investment in Canada. Masse has written the Minister of Transport Infrastructure and Communities Denis Lebel advising him to move decisively toward ...
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