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The Obama administration suggests scaling back by 10,000 miles a federal mandate that positive train control be installed on some 140,000 miles of freight and passenger track no later than December 31, 2015. The 10,000 miles represents track over which freight railroads say neither passengers no ...
Artis Hampshire-Cowan joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors on May 26. She represents Prince George's County and succeeds Marcell Solomon as an alternate director. In other news, the Board of Directors is currently on track to adopt its first ever ...
In keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to providing accessible transportation service, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Rich Davey and local officials are celebrating the $68.3 million State Street Station modernization project. The station now h ...
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Boards have both approved operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2012, which begins July 1, 2011 SEPTA The SEPTA budget does not increase fares and maint ...
In order to ensure the safety of more than 100,000 bridges throughout the U.S., the Federal Railroad Administration announced a Final Rule in 2010 under the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that will further strengthen the federal oversight of all railroad bridge maintenance programs. Gannett ...
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) and other officials issued a report outlining the thousands of jobs and other economic benefits that will be created through the new, $295 million federal high-speed rail grant to improve Harold Interlocking, a junction point in Sunnyside Yards thr ...
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), ranking member of the Committee, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), ranking member of the Sub ...
The rehabilitation of the Chester Branch Railroad, a four-mile line in Roxbury Township, N.J., is now complete. In April 2010, the county was awarded $5.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund this rehabilitation project. The funds were directed to the county ...
International energy reporting agency Argus has named the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company and Archer Daniels Midland the winners of its Win-Win Award. This is the second time the Iowa shortline has won the award. The annual honor is given to railroads, shippers and organizat ...
Kansas City Southern CEO David Starling issued a statement concerning the May 22 tornado that ripped a six-mile path through Joplin, Mo., destroying a significant part of the city. The statement read in part: The KCS railroad through Joplin was relatively unscathed. The tornado touched ...
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