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After setting performance records in 2011, Norfolk Southern Corporation looks ahead to its 30th anniversary in 2012 and beyond "with confidence, optimism and a great deal of enthusiasm," CEO Wick Moorman told stockholders in the 2011 annual report, posted on the company's website.

Seattle-area Sound Transit tunneling contractors Traylor Kemper Frontier pushed through the wall into the Capitol Hill station site to complete a two-mile light-rail tunnel from the University of Washington. The 21-foot diameter tunnel boring machine emerged within three millimeters of its target ...
The Denver Colo., Regional Transportation District Board's FasTracks Monitoring Committee endorsed the RTD staff's hybrid option recommendation on how to proceed with the FasTracks Northwest Rail Line. The vote was 13 - 2 moving, the motion to the full RTD Board of Directors for a final decision ...

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority police officers went on strike at 2:00 p.m., March 21.

While SEPTA management was hoping to negotiate a new contract without a strike, it has implemented a contingency plan to deal with this situation.

Watco Transportation Services named Steve Beske general manager of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. Beske will be responsible for the day-to-day operations on the WSOR and will report directly to the director of operations.

Florida East Coast Industries, Inc., is developing a privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail service to connect South Florida and Orlando, which will be operational in 2014.

Last month, I wrote about safety as it pertains to the elimination of the Harriman awards. Safety is again at the forefront, this time thanks to legislation introduced to the Illinois General Assembly.

RailComm has been selected to provide the GCOR dispatch system for Genesee and Wyoming's Arizona Eastern Railway. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system will be accessed through a web-enabled Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model.

Southern California's Caltrain will conduct construction on the San Bruno Grade Seperation Project and perform maintenance at several locations.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the Westside Subway Extension Project.

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