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Members of the San Francisco Bay Area Congressional Delegation are urging their colleagues on the Senate and House Transportation Committees to provide funding for Bay Area Rapid Transit's Fleet of the Future train car replacement project. In a letter to the Committee leadership, the Bay Area la ...
The Houston METRO Board of Directors has invited the public to help name the new light-rail stations. People can begin providing suggestions immediately with the first round of submissions due by June 30. The public will then have an opportunity to review the successfully submitted entries befor ...
Watco has placed two employees in new positions for its Transload and Intermodal Services division. James Ragsdale has accepted the position of termi¬nal manager for the Watco Transload and Intermodal Services, Oklahoma City, Okla., site. John Edwards has been promoted to ...
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in coordination with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will begin a two week testing period simulating how rail crossing quad gates will work and interact with motorists an ...

Metrolink added 16 new trains to its system, providing more affordable transportation options as gas prices near record levels. Of the new trains, four are part of an express service pilot program that can save commuters up to an hour every day by limiting the number of stops.

The federal government has awarded $2 billion in high-speed rail awards providing an unprecedented investment to speed up trains in the Northeast Corridor, expand service in the Midwest and provide new, state-of-the-art locomotives and rail cars as part of the Administration's plan to transform ...
08 May 2011

Chicago

Metra leaders and elected officials came together to on Friday to officially dedicate the new Lovana S. "Lou" Jones/Bronzeville Station along the Rock Island Line.

Canadian National has refinanced its revolving credit facility with a new four-year, C$800-million (US$830 million) facility co-led by The Bank of Nova Scotia, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BMO Capital Markets.

The Federal Railroad Administration has given the green light to restart freight service on the historic Northwestern Pacific rail line between Brazos Junction (Lombard) and Windsor. In a published order signed by FRA Administrator, Joseph C. Szabo, the FRA said it was partially liftin ...
Union Pacific's Board of Directors has voted to increase the quarterly dividend on the company's common shares by 25 percent to 47.5 cents per share. The increased dividend is payable July 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on May 31, 2011. "Two weeks ago Union Pacific reported rec ...
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