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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration convened a panel of highly experienced transit experts from around the country to advise southeastern Michigan leaders on ways to create a 21st-century public transit system. The FTA said each of the five members ch ...
Union Pacific began preparation work for an all-new 2,000-acre rail facility just outside Santa Teresa, N.M. The company plans to invest an estimated $400 million toward the total cost of the project. Once complete, the facility will be 11.5 miles long and one mile wide and will includ ...
The North-Link Partnership made up of Graham Group and SNC-Lavalin Constructors has awarded HJ Skelton (Canada) Ltd. a contract to supply the trackwork for Canada's Edmonton North LRT project. The company will provide two intersecting double crossovers, curved and acute, with a third t ...
TriMet promoted Jana Toran to the agency's new General Counsel in July. She replaced M. Brian Playfair who retired from this position. Toran has been with TriMet for 10 years and was previously the company's director of legal services. Prior to her tenure at TriMet, Toran was sole prac ...
President Obama signed legislation on Aug. 2 to raise the nation's debt limit, following the implementation of the Budget Control Act passed by the House on Aug. 1. An initial analysis of the Act by the American Public Transportation Association reveals no specific impact on transporta ...
The Federal Transit Administration has selected six transit agencies from around the U.S. to participate in its Transit Asset Management pilot program and share $4 million to help take a more systematic approach to determining and anticipating when equipment needs maintenance or when it needs to ...
As part of Union Pacific's $3 million investment in track improvements, the railroad will increase the speed of its trains in several central Kansas communities. The speed will increase from 25 mph to 49 mph across UP's 20-mile line between Whitewater, Kan., and Wichita, Kan. Train spe ...
Kansas City Southern has appointed Michael Cline to vice president and treasurer, replacing Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer Paul Weyandt, who retired this summer. Cline has worked in finance for 28 years. He joins KCS from Great Plains Energy, where he spent 10 years, mo ...
Amtrak has named Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, Okla., as chairman and Mayor Susan Kluttz of Salisbury, N.C., as vice chairman of the Amtrak Mayors' Advisory Council. "I look forward to leading the Amtrak Mayors' Advisory Council in our focus on expanded national transportat ...
Watco Transload and Intermodal Services has named Ed Diemert general manager of its St. Louis, Mo., transload facility. Diemert will be responsible for managing operating activi¬ties and will also be tasked with managing operating and financial resources. According to Watco, Diemer ...
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