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Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic railroad ties, has been commissioned to provide its patented Recycled Structural Composite to be used in the construction of another bridge at the U.S. Army's Camp Mackall installation at Fort Bragg, N.C. The bridge is the third to be bu ...
The Metro Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority named Richard Sarles as Metro's new chief executive officer and general manager.In a statement WMATA said the Board "will have more to say on this matter at its meeting on Jan. 27, at which time a vote ...

 

CN has reached tentative contract agreements with the Canadian Auto Workers union. With settlements, the CAW has dropped plans to strike the railway beginning Jan. 25, 2011.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, unveiled the Spending Reduction Act, to address the rapidly growing na ...
In a major step to overhaul its aging train control and rail safety systems, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority signed a contract with Alstom Signaling, Inc. Once completed, this project will significantly improve rail service delivery for MARTA customers while also dramatically improving ...
The Federal Transit Administration signed five Recovery Act Grant Agreements totaling to $179.2 million. The benefiting cities are Detroit, Mich., New Orleans, La., Tucson, Ariz., Dallas, Texas and Portland Ore. Detroit: The proposed Woodward Avenue Light Rail project in Detroit i ...
U.S. Rep. John L. Mica, the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named chairmen, vice chairs and memberships of the six subcommittees for the 112th Congress. Congressman Bill Shuster will serve as chairman of the subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and haz ...
The California Transportation Commission has approved the acquisition of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line signaling that all of the requirements for purchase and use of the voter-approved Proposition 116 funds have been met and that the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission can fin ...
21 January 2011

Caltrain budget woes

As San Francisco Bay Area’s Caltrain begins its budget process, it faces a $30 million deficit and the prospect of drastic cuts to its service. Under the current budget scenario, cuts could be as severe as a reduction in service to 48 trains that would operate only during the week ...
Hougen Manufacturing, Inc., in Swartz Creek, Mich. has introduced its new Trak-Star Hydraulic Rail Saw, model HS16, which has been designed to maximize operator comfort, safety and ergonomics.  The new saw is designed for one-man operation and has several features, that when combi ...
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