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At a dedication ceremony Oct. 4, Norfolk Southern named its new yard office building in Williamson, W. Va., after the late John William Fox, Jr., who retired from NS as senior vice president coal services in 2003 after a 35-year career with the company.

Earlier this year, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors delayed action on a slightly different demonstration program, which would have extended train service by one hour on Friday nights and started service one hour later on Saturday mornings. On June 23, 2011, the Board deferred taking ...
05 October 2011

HRT launches e-Tide

Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, Va., launched an online ticket sales program that allows customers to buy round-trip tickets on The Tide from the comfort of home or on a smart phone. The e-Tide Day Pass is the first time HRT has offered a program that allows valid tickets to be sent ...
Axion International was selected as a winner of this year's Environmental Stewardship Award from the Plastics Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. This year's awards will be presented at the SPE's Global Plastics Environmental Conference in Atlanta, Ga. There ar ...
Savage Companies started operations of its new multi-user El Dorado Railport located in El Dorado, Kan. The terminal is served by BNSF and was developed as part of the BNSF Assess, Improve and Maximize (AIM) initiative, which optimizes local operations to maximize supply chain throughput. The Ra ...
The Chicago Transit Authority faces a $277 million budget deficit for 2012, the result of skyrocketing labor costs and an end to years of borrowing. The CTA's current operating budget is $1.35 billion. Citing archaic and expensive work rules, dramatically escalating pension and health ...
Nova Scotia, Canada, extended the current rail funding agreement with the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway. Funding to maintain the line will continue for an additional three years, ensuring CBNS Railway will offer service through Sept. 30, 2014. "This rail lin ...
Industry leaders from around the world attended CSX Corporation's 2011 Bioenergy Summit, engaging in three days of talks designed to better understand the opportunities and challenges of this emerging market and its role in providing renewable energy. "Our goal for the Bioenergy S ...
The United Transportation Union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Texas shortline Western Rail Road on behalf of train, engine and mechanical workers who now will vote on ratification. The negotiations were led by UTU General Chairperson Doyle Turner, who heads ...
Barry Michaels, vice president of intermodal operations at Union Pacific, is the winner of the prestigious 2011 Intermodal Association of North America Silver Kingpin Award. Michaels will receive the award on November 14 during the Opening General Session of the 2011 IANA Intermodal Expo at the ...
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