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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners authorized the agency to move ahead with the purchase and redevelopment of Greenville Yards, a century-old rail yard in Jersey City, N.J., that will serve as the lynchpin to removing up to 360,000 trash trucks annually from trans-Hudson crossings and New Jersey highways by moving New York City's sealed containerized solid waste and other commodities by barge and rail when appropriate facilities are completed by 2013.

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Holland L.P., based in Crete, Ill., is using a medium-term insurance policy from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) to support its export of railroad-track equipment to a private-sector buyer in Brazil.

Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Healey Railroad Corporation and a specialty trackwork manufacturer and distributor of new and relay rail, has been awarded a $2.2-million special trackwork contract from Metro North.


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Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff told business and transit stakeholders gathered in Boston that the Obama Administration is committed to keeping the nation's transit systems efficient and maintained and asked for a similar commitment from them.

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During the regular meeting, the Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority Board adopted 10 resolutions, including: 2010-35, Authorizing a $150,000 contract with Standard Contracting and Engineering Inc. of Brook Park to install upgraded ADA ramps and sidewalks at the Flats-East Bank Rapid Station on the Waterfront Line, the West 98-Cudell Rapid Station on the Red Line, the Parma Transit Center, the North Coast Rapid Station eastbound platform on the Waterfront Line, the West Third Street Rapid Station eastbound platform on the Waterfront Line, and the Euclid Park-N-Ride lot. The bid is 49 percent lower than the engineer's estimate.


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Industry has proposed an agreement that, with government assistance, might keep rail service in Grand Forks, B.C., said Mayor Brian Taylor. A group of shippers that use the railway, including Pacific Abrasives and Interfor, contacted Omnitrax, which owns the Kettle Falls International Railroad, the Grand Forks Gazette reports.

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America's railroads honored the industry's safety achievements and celebrated railroads with the best employee safety records at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards. According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), 2009 was the safest year ever for railroads, with significant milestones achieved across the board in reduced train accidents, employee casualties and grade crossing collisions

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Cattron Group InternationalTM, a leading global manufacturer of remote control products and professional services for the industrial, mining, commercial mobile and railroad markets, has contracted with TTechTrain SA de CV to represent the company in Mexico. They will handle all brands for the Industrial and Rail markets. Andres Duncan and Susana Duncan, along with their colleagues, have a combined experience of 86 years providing service to the railroad industry in the Americas.


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Barix AG said that NJ TRANSIT has standardized on Barix Audio over IP equipment for IP-based distribution of public address (PA) announcements at rail and bus stations across the state. ...

TriMet, elected officials and project partners in the Portland, Ore., area broke ground on a new MAX station that has been in the works since 1997. The future Civic Drive Station will be the 85th along the entire 52-mile MAX system. The Civic Drive Station is located along the MAX Blue Line tracks at Civic Drive in Gresham.

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