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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has elected Richard Allert to its board of directors, effective July 26, 2011. Allert has extensive public company board experience in Australia, including chairman of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited from 2000 until its 2011 acquisition by AMP Limited and a ...
Watco Transportation Services has named Brian Simpson general manager for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad. Simpson is currently serving as the general manager of the Great Northwest Railroad and is looking forward to the additional responsibility of both railroads. Simpson j ...
Union Pacific will invest more than $7 million to improve Kansas' transportation infrastructure by enhancing the rail line that runs from Russell to Hays and more than 11 miles in a segment between Russell and Ellsworth. The more than 36-mile project includes removing and installing ra ...
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its 2012 preliminary budget and July financial plan for 2012 to 2015. The plan is expected to achieve a balanced budget while avoiding service cuts and fare and toll increases in 2012. It also addresses the need for a financin ...
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board of Directors awarded a $485.9 million contract to Foothill Transit Constructors - A Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture, to design and construct the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, Calif. The project in ...
The Chicago Transit Authority will receive $11 million in federal funding to begin immediate repairs to the dilapidated Loyola CTA Station and to conduct an environmental study on the extension and modernization of the Red and Purple Lines. The design work for the Loyola CTA station project is a ...
The American Public Transportation Association Board of Directors named Michael Melaniphy as its new president and chief executive officer effective Nov. 1, 2011. Melaniphy will replace William Millar, who is retiring after 15 years as APTA president. Melaniphy's entire career has bee ...
The Tri-Met Board of Directors delayed voting on a LIFT fare increase after hearing concerns from the community. The majority of the board stated that a fare increase is necessary, but wanted more time to discuss options. The board will reconsider the increase in January 2012. The curr ...
Chicago Transit Authority will invest $10 million to hire 50 full-time police officers to patrol rail and bus stations across the city. "This investment in full-time officers to patrol CTA's rail and bus stations will help ensure the safety and security of all who rely on the CTA, ...
The Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area proposed a Request for Information on the integration of real-time transit tracking. The RTA is exploring options for providing up-to-the minute regional travel information. This live information would aid customers riding on the CTA, Ch ...
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