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WATCO Transportation has promoted two employees, while Watco Transload and Intermodal Services promotes another. Marketing manager Christopher Slasinski has been named general manager of the Alabama Warrior Railway, while current general manager for the ABWR, John Peck, becomes general ...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the South Coast Rail project and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has adopted the Corps' document as the state-required Draft Environmental Impact Report. In the document, MassDOT identifies ...
Two major contracts were awarded to Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture of Ansaldo STS and Ansaldo Breda, for Honolulu's rail project "core systems," which consists of the train vehicles and system control center; and to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. for design and construction of the s ...
Fort Worth Transportation Authority board of directors has adopted Tarrant Express, or TEX, as the name of the agency's new commuter railroad project. Previously known as SW2NE, the future commuter rail's corridor runs from Southwest Fort Worth, through downtown Fort Worth and across no ...
The Denver Regional Transportation District Board of Directors approved the budget for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.'s continued services as the FasTracks' Program Support Services Consultant for 2011. Jacobs has been the Program Support Consultant (PSC) to RTD on the multibillion dollar program ...
Union Pacific will continue improving Kansas' transportation infrastructure with a nearly $19 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Groveland, Kan., to ten miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kan. The nearly 33-mile project includes removing and installing new rail, renewing the surf ...

Wabtec Corporation has signed a $27 million contract with Parsons to provide equipment and services for the implementation of Positive Train Control at Metrolink in California. Parsons was awarded a contract in 2010 to manage and implement PTC across Metrolink's 512-mile system.

Below is a statement from Norfolk Southern on Graniteville ruling: On March 18, 2011, Norfolk Southern received an unfavorable ruling from an arbitration panel regarding an insurance claim arising out of the Jan. 6, 2005, derailment in Graniteville, S.C. As a result, during th ...
Axion International, producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has been awarded a new patent that will expand Axion's intellectual property portfolio and protect the company as it begins to sell a unique flame-retardant coating for use in ...
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have dedicated two tunnel boring machines that are a part of the East Side Access project. The machines will create four tunnels under Sunnyside Yard in Queens, connecting the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road main line with the tunnel under the ...
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