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Amtrak joined state and local officials to celebrate more than $1.5 million in improvements to the Lawrence, Kan., station, including a 500-foot passenger boarding platform and access to parking with designations compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Repairs to the platform canopy ...
VIA Rail Canada will begin construction work for its new Cobourg train station overpass, island platform and related structures. Located slightly west of the current station, the new structures are scheduled to open in fall 2012. The new island platform and overhead walkway will service tracks ...
The nation's major freight railroads reached tentative agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association, which together represent about 26,500 employees in collective bargaining. The last remaining union without a settlement, the ...
Alaska Railroad has become the newest member of the Association of American Railroads. Established in 1914, the Alaska Railroad Corporation is a full-service railroad, serving ports and communities from the Gulf of Alaska to the interior of Alaska and connecting them to the lower 48 sta ...
Canadian Pacific and Iowa Northern Railway have entered into a trackage rights agreement, which will enhance shipping alternatives for local customers and provide benefits for both railroads. The agreement expands CP's market reach in Iowa and increases rail business options for custom ...
Birmingham Terminal Railway, a subsidiary of Watco Transportation Services, has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Birmingham Southern Railway. BHRR plans to file the appropriate paperwork with the Surface Transportation Board later this month and could begin operations as ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation released the Passenger Rail Service Development Plan, which is the next step necessary in exploring the feasibility of expanding passenger rail service in Kansas. The development of the SDP follows an earlier feasibility study completed by Amtrak ...
Granite Construction Incorporated says that in conjunction with the execution of the Full Funding Grant Agreement, the Houston Rapid Transit Joint Venture team, has received full notice to proceed on the $1.2 billion contract from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County for expansion ...
Zetica Rail was awarded a contract by Network Rail to upgrade Zetica's Advanced Rail Radar installation on three inspection trains to include high frequency horn antenna for ballast fouling measurements in addition to existing antennas for imaging deeper trackbed layers. New software f ...
Acting Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Jonathan Davis says record numbers of riders continue to use the nation's fifth busiest public transportation system. Weekday MBTA ridership for October increased by 3.2 percent over October 2010 and averaged 1.348 million passen ...
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