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J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., a civil/trackwork/structural engineering firm headquartered in Orange, Calif., has acquired Idaho-based Intermountain Resources, which provides comprehensive environmental services throughout the Pacific Northwest. All earth and natural science disciplines ...
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers has announced a partial list of 70 spending cuts that will be included in an upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) bill. The CR legislation will fund the federal government for the seven months remaining in the fiscal year and prevent a government wide shut ...
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff toured the construction site for the new Puritas Rapid Transit station, a high-capacity rail station that will replace the original one built in 1966.  Puritas is one of the busiest stations along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’ ...
Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, was part of a roundtable discussion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Rail 2030, the Railway Association of Canada's project to develop a common industry vision for the future of rail. In his lunchtime address to public an ...
Recent reports have highlighted unsafe actions by individual Toronto Transit Commission employees. The management of the TTC has said they take these allegations seriously and have taken action to deal with individual incidents. Like many organizations, there is an employee discipline process th ...
10 February 2011

Amtrak ridership up

There has been 15 straight months of ridership growth for Amtrak. This strong performance is part of a long-term trend that has seen America’s Railroads set annual ridership records in seven of the last eight fiscal years, including more than 28.7 million passengers in FY 2010. & ...
MapQuest, Inc., has released a new rail transit option that links the pedestrian mode with public rail transportation routing in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston, reaching roughly 90 percent of the nation’s rail ridership. With more U.S. i ...

CN plans to invest C$1.7 billion in 2011 to maintain a safe and fluid railway network, to grow the business efficiently and to continue to provide customers with a high level of service.

The senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, introduced legislation February 8, to reduce the rail route miles over which positive Train Control must be implemented before January 2016. Senate co-sponsors include John Thune (R-S.D.), Roger ...
“This is the kind of bold investment in the future of our nation’s infrastructure that will get the attention of the private sector and make high-speed travel a reality in the United States,” said Roelof van Ark, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. “Californians ...
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