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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality presented Union Pacific Railroad with an Environmental Excellence Award for developing some of the most environmentally friendly locomotives, which are now operating in Texas. The TCEQ honored the state's most outstanding pollution preventi ...
Southfield Capital Advisors, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle-market, has acquired majority ownership of Hallcon Corporation. Hallcon is a leading provider of specialty outsourced services to the railway and transit sectors in North America. Hallcon's senior management team ...
The United States Conference of Mayors released a 176-city survey focusing on local transportation infrastructure investments. Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Kasim Reed, USCM Transportation Committee chair, delivered the survey findings. Given the economic problems facing the nation, mayors believe it ...
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has submitted a notice to bidders for the construction of a new Orange Line T station for Assembly Row at Assembly Square. The new station at Assembly Row will be the first to be built on the Orange line since the Southwest Corridor Stations in 1987 ...
The Delaware Department of Transportation and DART First State prepared a new State Rail Plan, which is currently available for public review and comment. The SRP is a project of Delaware Transit Corporation and the DelDOT Division of Planning, with consultant services from Parsons Brinckerhoff ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on a draft $4.145 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 on Wednesday, May 18, at Metro Headquarters. The public can view copies of the balanced budget proposal at Metro.net (type in keyword budget in Sear ...
The Association of American Railroads has lauded the introduction of both House and Senate versions of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act, which propose to freeze national truck size and weight limits on the U.S. interstate highway system. The bills, introduced by Sen. Frank Laute ...
The SunRail commuter rail project moved from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the U.S. Congress. The DOT concluded its review of the project and has sent Congress a Full Funding Grant Agreement. Under law, Congress now has a 60-day review period of the SunRail FFGA. This action ...
Train and engine employment on major U.S. railroads climbed by almost 7.5 percent in March 2011 to 62,627, versus March 2010, according to U.S. Surface Transportation Board data. The 7.47 percent increase in train and engine employment is more than double the increase in any other craft ...
Ann D. Begeman was sworn in May 2, as a member of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, bringing two decades of experience in transportation policy to the Board. Begeman has served as a senior aide on Capitol Hill for 21 years, playing a key role in the crafting of major transportation legislat ...
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