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Union Pacific promoted Kurt Zalar to general superintendent-transportation services for the Forth Worth Service Unit, who will replace Jeff Jones who is retiring Jan. 1. Zalar will be responsible for the safe operation of trains on the more than 1,200 miles of track in Texas and southeast Oklaho ...
Portland, Oregon's TriMet kicked off its Fiscal Year 2013 budget process three months ahead of schedule to begin developing options to respond to a projected $12 million to $17 million shortfall. The shortfall results from the continued recession and slow recovery, an anticipated cut in federal ...
VIA Rail Canada and Canadian National will periodically perform overnight track and signal work along the railway right-of-way between William Street and the western end of Delhi Street during the period from November 1 to November 15, 2011. On two occasions this work will require the ...
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Vice President of Motive Power David Powell received the 2011 Professional Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of American Railroads in a ceremony at the University of Illinois. This achievement marks the first time that the AAR's top award for environm ...
California's San Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG) has awarded HDR a task order contract to provide preliminary engineering/environmental services for a new nine-mile passenger rail service, the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. This project will extend rail service from San Bernardi ...
BNSF and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council have finalized a Project Labor Agreement worth more than $255 million for the construction of the proposed Southern California International Gateway, representing more than half of BNSF's $500 million private inves ...
The Surface Transportation Board approved the building of a 190-mile high-speed passenger rail link between Las Vegas and Southern California. The line would allow DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC, to provide a rail alternative to driving and flying. The approval is conditioned on DesertX ...
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Iowa by investing $6.6 million in the rail line that runs from Tama, Iowa to Ames, Iowa. Various projects on nearly 50 miles of this line include removing and installing 45,500 ties, as well as renewing the surfaces at 40 road cross ...
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Bay Area Rapid Transit are both introducing energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly ways to provide power to its train stations. Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey joined state and local officials on Oct. ...
AirLINX Transit Partners was awarded the contract to design, build and finance a three-kilometer (1.9 mile) rail line for the Air Rail Link and an ARL passenger station at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, ON, Canada. Metrolinx will own and operate the ARL, providing an ...
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