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The L.A. Times reports that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced that he's rejecting $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money President Obama's administration had earmarked for a high-speed train connecting Orlando and Tampa. "You don't have to be an economic expert to know when yo ...
Amtrak passengers have a new way to get information and share the unique experience of Amtrak train travel with today's launch of the Amtrak YouTube Channel. The channel will feature videos with information on topics such as safety and security, the Trails & Rails program and the A ...
Caltrans and Amtrak California have launched a new northbound Pacific Surfliner express train service between San Diego and Los Angeles that will cut the travel time for the trip by 15-20 minutes. "In an effort to be more responsive to passengers traveling between San Diego and Lo ...
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will conduct significant safety and reliability work on the Blue, Orange and Red lines to comply with National Transportation Safety Board recommendations during the holiday weekend, causing some temporary service changes for customers that will ...
The American Public Transportation Association is extremely pleased with the federal investment proposed for public transportation and high-speed rail in President Obama's FY 12 budget. "We applaud President Obama for his leadership and vision in making public transportation and ...
14 February 2011

Obama

The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project is a big winner in President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget. The U.S. Department of Transportation's FY2012 Budget Highlights released with the president's budget shows funding for Central Corridor quadrupling from $45 million recommended in fiscal 20 ...
Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union at Canadian National have ratified four-year collective agreements with the company and CNTL (a subsidiary of CN). The agreements, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011, provide wage and benefit increases to CAW members. In addition, the settlements contain prog ...
UTU members employed by Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) have ratified two new four-year agreements affecting wages, benefits and working conditions. Conductors, engineers, trainmen and yardmen ratified their tentative agreement by a 75 percent plurality, while Florida East Coast yardma ...
Michael L. Pourney has been named president and chief executive officer of Gross & Janes Co., effective immediately. For the past ten years, Pourney served as chief executive officer of several manufacturing and professional services companies in the St. Louis area. He is a Certified Publi ...
Union Pacific Railroad will continue improving Arizona's transportation infrastructure with a $6.9 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Yuma to Welton. The 30-mile project includes removing and installing new rail and more than 47,000 railroad ties along the railr ...
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