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Diagnostic reviews will begin this summer at railroad crossings around the state of Wyoming to determine what improvements are needed to create railroad quiet zones under a program funded by the 2011 Legislature. Lawmakers appropriated $5 million for improvements at crossings in Wyomin ...
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division has made safety improvements at railroad crossings in the Iredell County town of Mooresville, the Buncombe County city of Canton, the Jackson County community of Balsam, the Stanly County city of Albemarle and the Randolph County city of Arch ...
Union Pacific Railroad named 79 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award annually recognizes UP customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases for shipments of regulated ha ...
"The development of intercity passenger rail and Amtrak's national system should be afforded a significant role in the nation's federal surface transportation programs," said Joe McHugh, Amtrak vice president for government affairs and corporate communications in a written testimony re ...
RailAmerica, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of three short-line freight railroads in the state of Alabama for a total purchase price of $12.7 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011 and is subject to customary closing conditions including r ...
The City of Chadron, Neb. and the Nebraska Northwest Railroad will soon begin rebuilding its tracks and rail yard thanks to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a $4.9 million grant. The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER II program will be ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced more than $300 million in obligated grants that will enable the expansion of high-speed intercity passenger rail corridors from coast-to-coast. Work can now begin on rail projects that will create new manufacturing and construc ...
Banyan Rail Services Inc., based in Boca Raton, Fla., has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Wood Energy Group, Inc. has entered into an amended service agreement with Kansas City Southern Railway Company for the gathering, pick-up and disposal of scrap rail ties. Wood Energy, based ...
In a March 30 ribbon-cutting ceremony, KCS and Rehrig Pacific Company celebrated the opening of a new transload facility to be served by KCS and operated by RPC at an industrial park in the City of Queretaro. KCS de Mexico president and executive representative Jose Zozaya and RPC chief executi ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $3.3 million for the State of New York to add track and rail capacity in the congested Upstate New York area, advancing the state's high-speed intercity passenger rail program. The project will relieve congestion, leading to greater re ...
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