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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is launching a plan to improve safety and bring the Metro rail system back to a state of good repair that will have staff working around the clock to get the work done as quickly and safely as possible. The end result will mean improved service reliabil ...
The United Transportation Union reports Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, the senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, has announced she will retire at the end of 2012, when her third six-year term ends. The Senate Commerce Committee has oversight of many rail, transit, ...
13 January 2011

Harris joins BR&L

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Inc. has named Jeff Harris national accounts manager. He will be responsible for business development within all North American Class 1, regional and shortline railroads while focusing on expanding the Vulcan Spike Division into a primary or secondary trac ...
The Pittsburgh Port Authority Board approved a 15 percent service cut as a substitute for an earlier plan to slash service by 35 percent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. They were able to do so because of $45 million in emergency funding provided by Gov. Ed Rendell. The action will ...
The $38 million light-rail project at the University of Washington calls for pedestrian bridges over Montlake Boulevard Northeast and Northeast Pacific Place traffic, linking the light-rail station and University of Washington buildings to the Rainier Vista Triangle, the Seattle Times reports. ...
BLET members from two of the four general committees of adjustment on CSXT ratified two tentative collective bargaining agreements. They represent more than 40 percent of BLET engineers working for the Class 1 railroad.
BLET members from the Northern District GCA voted by an 82 percent to 18 p ...
Americaneagle.com, a website design, development and hosting company, assisted in the development and launch of the new CTA Train Tracker for the Chicago Transit Authority. This highly-anticipated tool enables CTA riders to view estimated arrival times for all 144 train station ...
Washington Metropoliatan Area Transit Authority General Manager Richard Sarles proposed a $1.4 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2012 that maintains the current level of rail, bus and paratransit services without increasing fares. His proposed budget is the first step in a six-m ...
Operation Lifesaver, Inc.,  launched two new safety public service announcements at Amtrak’s Union Station in Chicago. The television safety campaign, targeting 18-34-year-olds and Hispanic viewers, is aimed at preventing vehicle-train tragedies in the Chicago area, where crossing inc ...
"CP is focused on continuously improving service reliability, asset velocity and productivity. With strong demand projected in many of our commodity based businesses, this capital plan will enable us to meet our customer's needs and continue to lower our operating ratio to create a stronge ...
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