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Gov. Chet Culver signed legislation on Monday setting aside $6.5 million for a rail line between Iowa City and Chicago. State lawmakers committed up to $20 million in funding last month. The estimated cost of the project is $102 million and officials plan to ask for the remainder in federal fund ...
Amtrak says it has reached tentative agreements on new labor contracts with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Joint Council of Carmen, Coach Cleaner and Helpers (JCC) and the Transportation Communi ...
Glendale, N.Y., residents living next to the Otto Road rail yards got some good news Tuesday when New York & Atlantic Railway announced it will spend $1 million to cut emissions on its 11-unit fleet, the New York Daily News reports. Neighborhood and environmental activists have long ...
Amtrak, the U.S. long-distance passenger railroad, paid freight railways 16 percent more last fiscal year to use their tracks, reports Bloomberg news. Amtrak paid carriers $115.4 million, or $4.44 per train mile, in the year ended in September, according to a report posted on the U.S.DO ...
Working closely with city and state officials, CSX Corp. has come up with some modifications to its plan to more than double the size of its freight yard so it addresses traffic and neighborhood issues that have been raised, the Telegram & Gazette reports. CSX has proposed re ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has appointed Edmond (Ed) L. Harris to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Reporting to CP President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green, Harris will join the Company with responsibility for all aspects of railroad ...
Canada's Minister of State (Transport), the Honourable Rob Merrifield, launched Rail Safety Week, a national campaign to promote awareness of the dangers around railway property. The events run from April 26 to May 2 in 200 municipalities across Canada and include mock collisions, interactive ki ...
MBTA officials confirmed that it will cost more than $90 million to replace the 147,000 concrete ties on the Old Colony commuter rail lines, Commonwealth magazine reported. In a letter to legislators from the cities and towns south of Boston affected by the disruption, new T General Man ...

TheSurface Transportation Board agreed to postpone action on the proposed abandonment of rail lines in Northern Maine in order to give the parties time to arrive at a mediated solution.

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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a revised draft 2010-2014 Capital Program. The $26.3-billion program reflects a nearly $2-billion reduction as the result of a comprehensive review and a new MTA focus on cost effectiveness and efficiency. The plan will be considered by the MTA Board at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, and if approved will be sent to the State's Capital Program Review Board for its approval. Thanks to last year's rescue legislation, the first two years of the program are funded and the MTA is seeking approval to begin work immediately. The full plan and an executive summary are available online at www.mta.info.

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