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As the newly sworn-in 112th Congress begins to organize for the legislative business ahead, a few key committee leaders have begun to reveal their plans for the next surface transportation authorization bill. In a series of meetings with transportation industry groups (including APTA President B ...
Brian McGavock has been appointed to general superintendent of Harriman Dispatching Center, based in Omaha, Neb. He succeeds Mark Payne, who is retiring after 32 years of service. In his new role, McGavock is responsible for train dispatching over UP's 5,500-mile Southern Region in Oklahoma, Texas a ...
Nordco Inc. has made two changes in its senior management team that are part of a coordinated effort to build closer, more productive relationships with its maintenance-of-way customers. Bob Coakley has been named director of sales and marketing at Nordco. Coakley is heading up the comp ...
United States Steel Corporation named Malisa J. Sommers managing director of transportation and president of Transtar, Inc., U. S. Steel's transportation subsidiary. As managing director of transportation, Sommers will be responsible for various aspects of transportation and ...
Recent track improvements will allow Union Pacific to increase the speed of its trains in western Wisconsin communities, reducing motorist wait time at crossings. The speed will increase from 30 mph to 50 mph across more than 20 miles of Union Pacific's line between Hudson and Menomonie, Wis. ...

Delcan Corporation, a multidisciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology consulting firm, added a new Rail and Transit group.

Port Authority Transit Corporation high speed line customers will be able to pay transit fares with their credit or debit cards in 2011 under a pilot agreement between Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., the transportation segment of Cubic Corporation and PATCO, a subsidiary of the Delaware Rive ...

The Timken Company will invest approximately $35 million to install a high-volume, in-line forge press at its Faircrest rolling mill facility in Canton, Ohio.

Union Pacific's 2010 employee safety performance was the best in the company's nearly 150-year history. Union Pacific's full-year employee reportable injury rate was 1.37, a six percent improvement over the previous best of 1.45 established in 2009. A company's injury rate is calculated using th ...
Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, signed a $15 million contract with North American Class 1 railroad. This Class 1 railroad has agreed to purchase a minimum of $5 million per year of Axion's composite railroad ties, desi ...
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