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Union Pacific Railroad representatives, customers and community leaders from western Wyoming officially opened a new $24 million rail yard about 20 miles west of Green River on May 19. The rail yard provides vital support for the nation's economic growth and shipping the products American familie ...
According to the Association of American Railroads, 2010 was the safest year ever for railroads, with significant reductions achieved in train accidents and employee casualties. The E.H. Harriman Award recognizes those railroads that accomplish exceptional safety records and this year marks Norf ...
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has won the E.H. Harriman Gold Award for the best safety record among railroads working less than four million man-hours in 2010. This is the second-consecutive E.H. Harriman Gold Award for the BPRR, a Class 2 freight railroad with 368 miles of track in western New Yor ...
Kevin Riddett has accepted the role as president and CEO of Invensys Rail. Riddett has been chief operating officer of Invensys Rail since November 2010, having previously spent two years leading Invensys Rail North America. Wayne Edmunds, chief executive of Invensys plc, said, "In ...
BNSF Railway honored 76 shippers with BNSF's Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2010. These 76 award-winning companies have successfully implemented the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council's ...
John Kirwan, a machinist with Union Pacific in Hinkle, Ore., has been named the 2010 winner of the Harold F. Hammond Award. Under his leadership, Union Pacific's Hinkle facility has achieved more than 1,400 injury-free days in 2010 and a Federal Railroad Administration reportable injury rate of ...

CSX will invest $160 million over the next several years to complete what it calls one of the most important transportation projects in the country - the National Gateway. This project will deliver substantial public benefits, including thousands of jobs.

The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $6.7 million grant for construction of a new Montaño Intermodal Center in New Mexico that will connect Albuquerque residents to commuter rail service and enhanced priority bus service and provide relief from high gasoline prices. &quo ...
Pacific Harbor Line has received the Harriman Certificate of Commendation for the most improved employee safety record among more than 500 smaller U.S. railroads. Association of American Railroads President Ed Hamberger presented the award at a special luncheon in Washington, D.C., honoring this ...
Upgrading of approximately 96 miles of railroad track, including installation of a 250,000 railroad ties for future high-speed Amtrak trains, will resume May 20. This work will lead to the substitution of chartered motorcoaches for some Lincoln Service trains and the detour of the Texas Eagle be ...
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