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The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association has announced the availability of seven undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance. This year REMSA is offering a total of $20,000 in scholarships. Two $5,000 President's Scholarships and five individual scholarships at $2,000 will ...
Kansas City Southern promoted Jeff Songer from general director to assistant vice president planning and administration for the engineering department. Songer reports to KCS senior vice president and chief engineer John Jacobsen. "Jeff has demonstrated superior leadership," ...
As part of the initial planning toward the development of a new rail intermodal facility in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Transportation, with CSX Transportation, Inc., and its affiliates, will conduct public workshops in central Maryland beginning next month. The workshops will provide t ...
The Washington Metropolitain Area Transit Authority's Board of Directors approved the selection of a development team led by Forest City Enterprises and Urban Atlantic Development to create a signature transit oriented development project around the New Carrollton Metrorail station in Prince Geo ...
The Federal Railroad Administration's ban on the use of cellphones and other electronic devices -- personal and carrier-issued -- becomes permanent Monday, March 28. The ban applies to all on-duty train crew members. Here are highlights of the permanent ban: * The ban pro ...
Canadian government officials reviewed plans for the Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy, a modern, competitive and integrated air, rail, marine and road transportation network that provides a quick, reliable and secure transportation network between North American markets and markets i ...
In 2010, CSX Transportation achieved its best year ever in safety, operating income, operating ratio and earnings per share while helping customers regain their competitive position after a tough recessionary period. At the same time, the company has stood by its customers with an $8.3 billion i ...
General Motors honored Union Pacific with a 2010 Supplier of the Year award at its annual awards presentation. Each year, General Motors compiles a list of its most exceptional global suppliers. Union Pacific, the only railroad to receive the award, exemplified all four of the key crite ...
The Railroad Research Foundation selected Sharon Stewart Cole, Ph.D., to serve as the senior program director and assistant secretary of the Board. "Dr. Cole brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position. I look forward to working with her to further the research age ...
23 March 2011

Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced a $685 million agreement to begin construction on the next phase of high-speed rail between Chicago and St. Louis. The federally funded project will create an estimated 6,200 direct and indirect jobs and move Illinois one step closer to faster trains and ...
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