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The Alaska Railroad Corporation has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to impede a permit for construction of a bridge over the Tanana River near Salcha, Ak. The Alaska Railroad has requested the Corps of Engineers grant the permits unde ...
More than 100 California public and private sector transportation leaders voiced strong support for implementing high-speed rail in California in a report from the Center for Urban Infrastructure at Brandman University. The report said that in addition to the advantages of job creation and reduct ...
Employees of railroads in Alabama and Florida have chosen the United Transportation Union as their bargaining representative, the UTU reports.On South Florida Tri-Rail, a commuter railroad where the UTU already represents both sides of the cab, employees of the operations center have chose ...
Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic railroad ties, has been commissioned to provide its patented Recycled Structural Composite to be used in the construction of another bridge at the U.S. Army's Camp Mackall installation at Fort Bragg, N.C. The bridge is the third to be bu ...
The Metro Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority named Richard Sarles as Metro's new chief executive officer and general manager.In a statement WMATA said the Board "will have more to say on this matter at its meeting on Jan. 27, at which time a vote ...

 

CN has reached tentative contract agreements with the Canadian Auto Workers union. With settlements, the CAW has dropped plans to strike the railway beginning Jan. 25, 2011.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, unveiled the Spending Reduction Act, to address the rapidly growing na ...
In a major step to overhaul its aging train control and rail safety systems, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority signed a contract with Alstom Signaling, Inc. Once completed, this project will significantly improve rail service delivery for MARTA customers while also dramatically improving ...
The Federal Transit Administration signed five Recovery Act Grant Agreements totaling to $179.2 million. The benefiting cities are Detroit, Mich., New Orleans, La., Tucson, Ariz., Dallas, Texas and Portland Ore. Detroit: The proposed Woodward Avenue Light Rail project in Detroit i ...
U.S. Rep. John L. Mica, the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named chairmen, vice chairs and memberships of the six subcommittees for the 112th Congress. Congressman Bill Shuster will serve as chairman of the subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and haz ...
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