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St. Louis Metro has received notice from the Missouri State Budget Director that the remaining balance of the $12-million emergency appropriation approved in the last legislative session will not be disbursed to the Agency by the State of Missouri.

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There will be no train service between the East Falls Church and West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail stations in northern Virginia during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, (May 28 to 31), and the first two weekends in June (June 4 to 6 and June 11-13) as the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will undertake the first in a series of major construction activities that will eventually connect the new rail line to the existing Metrorail system.

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The Twinsburg Road railroad crossing in Macedonia, Ohio, will be a little less noisy in the future, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Macedonia City Council signed off on a deal that will create a federally sanctioned ''quiet zone'' at the tracks, located in a residential area where Macedonia, Hudson, Northfield Center Township and Boston Heights meet.

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L.B. Foster Co. and Portec Rail Products, Inc., say they are reviewing their options following a judge's action Wednesday enjoining the completion of L.B. Foster's tender offer to acquire all of Portec Rail's issued and outstanding common stock.


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Joe Zerzan joined RailPros, Inc., as a senior signal manger. He has 33 years of railroad signaling experience, including 17 years with Southern Pacific, and broad experience as a consulting engineer. He was responsible for signal design system-wide for Southern Pacific and has directed numerous design and construction projects for commuter, freight and transit clients.


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On April 21, BNSF introduced its new Memphis Intermodal Facility to customers, community and state leaders during the facility's grand opening ceremony. BNSF's Memphis Intermodal Facility is now fully operational after a $200-million expansion and rebuilding.

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The Association of American Railroads said that Charles Keltner, a BNSF employee from Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded this year's John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) also was honored with the Congressional Chafee Award, which each year goes to a member of Congress who demonstrates dedication to the environment.

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Amtrak testified April 21 before a Senate committee that "the security of our system is our top priority" and its efforts are focused on defeating or deterring the most dangerous and likely terror tactics, incl ...

The Chicago Transit Authority is advising customers that trains traveling on the Orange Line between Midway and the Loop are operating at no more than 35 mph while repairs are made to the signaling system along the rail line. CTA has a thorough maintenance and safety system in place and while performing inspections along the Orange Line, a potential defect with a component of the signaling system was discovered.

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Negotiations have begun with CN on the possibility of producers and investors acquiring the rail line from Lyalta to Oyen, Alta., the Drumheller Mail reports. The group, operating under the name Badlands Rail Company, has made an offer to CN.

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