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Canadian National and Earth Day Canada have announced a five-year partnership agreement under which EDC will support a CN program to encourage environmental values and initiatives among CN employees across North America. Working at key North American CN offices and yard facilities, the ...
Watco Transportation Services, LLC., based in Pittsburg, Kan., has announced the successful start-up of the Autauga Northern Railroad (AUT), which began serving Customers on Saturday, April 9. The AUT is Watco's third railroad in Alabama continuing a strong partnership with both the state and it ...
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company have decided to expand the Quiet Car pilot program to all commuter rail lines on a permanent basis. "The MBTA is pleased that the Quiet Car pilot program has provided customers with an e ...
Diagnostic reviews will begin this summer at railroad crossings around the state of Wyoming to determine what improvements are needed to create railroad quiet zones under a program funded by the 2011 Legislature. Lawmakers appropriated $5 million for improvements at crossings in Wyomin ...
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division has made safety improvements at railroad crossings in the Iredell County town of Mooresville, the Buncombe County city of Canton, the Jackson County community of Balsam, the Stanly County city of Albemarle and the Randolph County city of Arch ...
Union Pacific Railroad named 79 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award annually recognizes UP customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases for shipments of regulated ha ...
"The development of intercity passenger rail and Amtrak's national system should be afforded a significant role in the nation's federal surface transportation programs," said Joe McHugh, Amtrak vice president for government affairs and corporate communications in a written testimony re ...
RailAmerica, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of three short-line freight railroads in the state of Alabama for a total purchase price of $12.7 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011 and is subject to customary closing conditions including r ...
The City of Chadron, Neb. and the Nebraska Northwest Railroad will soon begin rebuilding its tracks and rail yard thanks to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a $4.9 million grant. The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER II program will be ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced more than $300 million in obligated grants that will enable the expansion of high-speed intercity passenger rail corridors from coast-to-coast. Work can now begin on rail projects that will create new manufacturing and construc ...
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