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According to the United Transportation Union, the Federal Railroad Administration's chief legal counsel has been named deputy administrator, the agency's number two position. Karen Hedlund will succeed Karen Rae, who departed to take a post in the administration of New York Gov. Andrew ...
Seeking a new way to minimize rider inconvenience, maintain worker safety and reduce the overall time it takes to complete major track and signal repair work, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit has developed a limited line and track closure initiative aimed at lessening ...
The freight railroad industry has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year by G.I. Jobs magazine, a career guide for military job-seekers, for their commitment to hiring military veterans. The magazine named five Class 1 railroads to their annual "Top 100 Military Friendly-Em ...
Thanks to an extraordinary rebuilding effort by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North employees, full train service will resume on the Port Jervis Line on Monday November 28, one full month earlier and at a substantially lower cost than originally expected. "Me ...
Chicago's Metra Board of Directors approved the agency's 2012 budget, which includes fare increases across all ticket types and a variety of other changes to Metra's fare policies. Starting on Feb. 1, 2012, one-way tickets will increase an average of 15.7 percent across all fare zones, ...
14 November 2011

Bill Sneed, 1926-2011

Bill Sneed, a longtime employee with The Rails Co., died Nov. 3, 2011 at his home in Naperville, Ill., at age 85. "His constant smile and many jokes, not to mention his product knowledge, made him many friends in the railroad industry," said his nephew, Bob Sneed. ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hired Joseph J. Lhota as executive director. Lhota, who is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nominee to serve as the MTA's chairman and chief executive officer, will immediately take over the day-to-day operations of the MTA. Acting Chairman Andrew Saul w ...
An agreement, pending approval, has been reached to fund Phase 2 of the Dulles Silver Line Rail project, which will extend Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority service from Wiehle Avenue in Reston, Virginia to eastern Loudoun County via Dulles International Airport. "Th ...
Federal Railroad Administration awarded the Missouri Department of Transportation $3.6 million to construct a third main track on the St. Louis Grand Avenue-to-Gratiot Street rail corridor, which is one of the busiest rail corridors in the metropolitan St. Louis area. The project will ...

The Arizona Department of Transportation will partner with BNSF to install new technology to enhance vehicle safety at railroad crossings.

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