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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced that the state will invest more than $3.1 million in 2011 for needed improvements to shortline railroads in a dozen Kentucky counties. Improvements include replacement or rehabilitation of rails, rail beds and railroad crossings. "This ...
California's Caltrain "experiment" with providing express service on the weekends is paying off. Ridership on weekend Baby Bullet trains increased 54 percent in April compared to March. An average of 222 people boarded or alighted weekend express trains at the San Francisco station for ...
ConnectLAX, a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff and STV, has been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide environmental and preliminary design services for an extension of the Metro Green Line light rail to Los Angeles International Airpo ...
Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Saudi Arabian construction company, Saudi Binladin Group, to design, build, operate and maintain a BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system for the King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Project in Jeddah, kingdom of ...
After a successful three-month pilot project on the Rock Island Line, Chicago's Metra has decided to implement Quiet Cars on its remaining 10 lines starting on June 6, 2011. The Rock Island test was conducted from January to April. After the test, Metra asked Rock Island riders to go to ...
"The economic recovery is well under way, and barring some unanticipated event, it will continue well on into 2012," said Wick Moorman, chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation. "We at Norfolk Southern feel good about the results we are producing and are confident i ...
CSX Transportation presented its Partnershipping Award to the Okefenokee Area Development Authority in recognition of its work to locate a new wood pellet production facility in Waycross, Ga., that will be served by CSXT. CSXT unit trains will transport as much as 750,000 tons of wood ...
Ohio Rail Development Commission has approved grants for three rail projects in Butler, Highland and Summit Counties, Ohio, after projects were given the green light by the ORDC. Rail spur at Middletown A two-track rail spur and switch connection to the CSX Transportation ...
Amsted Rail, manufacturer for undercarriage and end-of-car railcar components, has acquired Holland, L.P.'s Hollube® Wear Eliminator product line. "This acquisition is strategically important because it provides our customers the option to include key wear prevention componen ...
GE Transportation intends to open a new locomotive manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to meet accelerating global demand. GE will invest up to $96 million in the new plant and will create more than 500 new high-tech manufacturing jobs. GE also announced that it will expand its manufact ...
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