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Leading European and Japanese high-speed rail operators reviewed the Amtrak next-generation high-speed rail vision plan and have expressed support for its phased approach to achieve 220 mph service on the Northeast Corridor. The operators also suggested that while Amtrak's total assessment is so ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has pushed back the implementation date of its final rule on Track Safety Standards concerning concrete crossties from July 1, 2011 to October 1, 2011. The delay in the effective date is in response to two petitions for reconsideration of its final rule that manda ...
BNSF employees had reason to celebrate Friday, June 3, as the first train traversed the completed double track through the Abo Canyon on the Southwest division. This project addressed one of the last remaining segments of single-line track on BNSF's busy Southern Transcon. The 2.5-year ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials to break ground on the Union Passenger Terminal/Loyola Avenue streetcar project, which received $45 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Transportation Investment Genera ...
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg and Representative Rush Holt joined mass transit workers at the Trenton Transit Center on Monday to oppose a Republican effort to cut rail security funding by 65 percent. "Just weeks after reports that hand written notes from Osama bin Laden were foun ...
The Illinois Commerce Commission approved a stipulated agreement between BNSF, LaSalle County Highway Department, Allen Township Road District and the Illinois Department of Transportation providing for the installation of flashing light signals and gates and improvement of the highway approache ...
More than 8.8 million rides were taken on TriMet buses, MAX and WES Commuter Rail in May, up 4.9 percent compared with May 2010. New record high figures were reached for MAX and WES with double-digit increases. Weekday MAX trips went up 11.5 percent, while rush hour MAX trips increased ...
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco joined Canadian Pacific Railway President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green, as well as other dignitaries in officially unveiling the future home of CP's Intermodal Facility at the Global Transportation Hub on June 10. The ...
Beginning Sunday, June 12, the Chicago Transit Authority adjusted the hours of operation on the Green, Orange and Brown lines in an effort to provide earlier service to Midway Airport for travelers on weekends, provide more convenient transfers between rail lines and accommodate increases in rid ...
The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. Board of Directors elected Lisa Stabler as TTCI's new president, effective Oct. 7, 2011. Stabler will succeed Roy Allen, who will retire this October. Stabler has been TTCI's vice president of operations and training since arriving from BNSF, ...
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