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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), ranking member of the Committee, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), ranking member of the Sub ...
The rehabilitation of the Chester Branch Railroad, a four-mile line in Roxbury Township, N.J., is now complete. In April 2010, the county was awarded $5.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund this rehabilitation project. The funds were directed to the county ...
International energy reporting agency Argus has named the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company and Archer Daniels Midland the winners of its Win-Win Award. This is the second time the Iowa shortline has won the award. The annual honor is given to railroads, shippers and organizat ...
Kansas City Southern CEO David Starling issued a statement concerning the May 22 tornado that ripped a six-mile path through Joplin, Mo., destroying a significant part of the city. The statement read in part: The KCS railroad through Joplin was relatively unscathed. The tornado touched ...
Portland, Oregon's TriMet will open a new Rockwood MAX station at the start of service on Friday, May 27. The station is part of the Rockwood in Motion revitalization effort. Construction of the new station began in May 2010 and includes: • Platforms located across from e ...
The American Crisis in Transportation Coalition has been formed to expand national understanding of the serious deterioration of America's transportation system and to educate the public and Congress on the funding needed to save the system from continued decline. The founders of ACT ar ...
Canadian National has earned the TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) National Achievement Award. CN received the prize for the second straight year in recognition of its commitment to helping communities prepare for and respond to potential transportation i ...
INVISTA was one of three companies commended by the Association of American Railroads as a recipient of this year's Grand Slam Award for receiving four Class 1 railroad awards in 2010. The Grand Slam award, presented on behalf of the association's Hazardous Materials Committee and its N ...
Amtrak work on its three Connecticut movable bridge projects remains on schedule for completion. Two of the three federally-funded projects are on pace to be concluded sometime in 2013, with work to replace the railroad bridge over the Pattaganset River (Miamicock) in East Lyme scheduled to be c ...
24 May 2011

FEC joins AAR

Florida East Coast Railway has become the Association of American Railroads' newest railroad member. The Florida East Coast Railway operates a 351-mile rail network along the east coast of Florida. "We are excited to join the AAR which has been the leader in ensuring best practice ...
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