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Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and The Lubrizol Corporation have reached a definitive agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to acquire 100% of outstanding Lubrizol shares for $135 per share in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company ...
Next month, Chicago's Metra will open a new station in Chicago at 35th St. along the Rock Island line, just in time for the Chicago White Sox home opener at nearby U.S. Cellular Field. Rock Island trains will begin stopping at the station, which is on 35th St. just east of the Dan Ryan ...
BGR Government Affairs has named Russell (Rusty) Roberts, formerly chief of staff to U. S. Representative John Mica (R-FL), as managing director of the firm's transportation practice. Rusty Roberts has more than 20 years of Capitol Hill experience and has been active in Florida politic ...
Harsco Corporation has received two additional railway track maintenance equipment orders from China metro transit system operators totaling close to $11 million. The orders from the Suzhou and Guangfo Metros continue Harsco's growing rail equipment presence in China. Both orders call ...
Lewis Bolt & Nut Company said Union Pacific added the company's patented EvergripTM Spike to its Track Standards and plans to use the spike on severe curves, turnouts and anywhere optimum holding power is required. In addition to the UP, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation ...
CSX Transportation Corporation has placed 17th on the DiversityInc 2011 Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, a ranking of diversity practices among U.S. companies. CSXT is the only transportation company to be honored this year. In addition, CSXT also ranked sixth in the DiversityInc Top 10 comp ...
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority officials detailed plans to the Board Customer Service and Operations Committee on March 10 about how the transit authority plans to realign Blue and Yellow Line Metrorail service by June 2012 in an effort to improve service, reliability ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) have been awarded a planning grant from the California Department of Transportation to develop a community linkage and revitalization concept plan for consideration by local jurisdictions ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Programming & Allocations Committee has recommended approval of a $19 million allocation of bridge toll funds to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to help advance construction of the $463 million East Contra Costa BART Extension through Pi ...
An improving economy may have contributed to an increase in vehicle-train and pedestrian collisions, deaths and injuries in 2010, according to Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the national nonprofit rail safety education organization, citing preliminary 2010 Federal Railroad Administration statistics. ...
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