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19 August 2011

Virginia

Virginia's first light-rail system opened to the public at 6 a.m., Aug. 19 and will begin carrying paying customers on Aug. 22, 2011.

Caltrain management has negotiated a proposed contract with TransitAmerica Services Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., to operate the Peninsula commuter rail system and that it will recommend the contract for approval to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board at its September 1 meeting. The re ...

The safety inspection, servicing and maintenance of Amtrak and some California-owned passenger rail equipment will now be performed in an upgraded, more efficient and environmentally-designed facility in Los Angeles.

L.B. Foster Company is relocating its Threaded Products unit from Houston to a new manufacturing facility in Magnolia, Texas. This innovative plant will utilize advanced technology threading and conveyance equipment to increase production capacity and improve delivery scheduling. The Magnolia fa ...
Union Pacific will invest more than $7 million to enhance the rail line that runs from St. Paul, Minn., to Hudson, Wis. The nearly 24-mile project includes removing and installing rail and more than 40,000 ties, as well as renewing the surfaces at 26 grade crossings. Crews will also spread 12,850 to ...
Metrolink's plans to implement Positive Train Control in southern California ahead of the federal mandate received a boost last week when the agency received $46.3 million dollars in funds to support the installation of the new rail safety technology. The California Transportation Commi ...
18 August 2011

Caltrain:

California's Caltrain said an analysis of preliminary data has indicated that the Peninsula's rail corridor can accommodate integrated high-speed rail and Caltrain service largely through modernizing and then sharing the corridor's existing track infrastructure in most areas. The analy ...
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority plans to extend the Amtrak-operated Downeaster passenger rail service from Portland to Brunswick, Maine. Parsons Brinkerhoff has evaluated six potential sites located along the rail corridor in Brunswick for the development of a train layover fac ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Illinois Department of Transportation a $1,304,400 grant for the modernization of the Oak Forest Metra Rail Station. "Today's funding for the Oak Forest Metra Station will increase the appeal of public transit as an affordable, ...
Phoenix, Ariz.-based Swift Transportation plans to start a new COFC Intermodal service into and out of Mexico. The COFC network will service between the U.S. and North Eastern Mexico, Central Mexico, Guadalajara and Mexico City areas. This service is in conjunction with its rail partner, Kansas ...
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