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The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $5.5 million in funding for nine rail infrastructure improvement projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program. The rail projects are expected to support the creation of 140 jobs within three years of completion and spur develo ...
Mayors from Chatham, London, Sarnia and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, met for the first of what they say will be a series of meetings to discuss common issues. First on the agenda was the potential for high-speed rail for southwestern Ontario and establishing a collective response regarding the impa ...
The United Transportation Union, as a subcontractor to Amtrak, is in the final stages of developing a training manual titled "Emerging Incidents Procedures" for some 8,000 front-line Amtrak employees. "The manual will be used as part of Amtrak's 2012 Block Training cycle ...
The government of Canada is providing almost $14 million (US$13.8 million) in new funding for the Grade Crossing Improvement Program this year. The GCIP supports projects to upgrade railway crossings and improve safety. "Our government is increasing its commitment to rail safety,&q ...
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority received a grant for $175,000 for three RTA projects from the Cleveland Foundation. This money will be divided into three different projects for GCRTA. The largest portion, $100,000, will help improve Transit Oriented Development along t ...
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey joined state and local officials on Nov. 5, to celebrate the ahead of schedule completion of the $22 million modernization of Science Park/West End Station, located on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line. ...
GT Logistics, LLC, has begun installation of rail lines at its Port Arthur, Texas-located OmniPort. The OmniPort is expected to open for business in January 2012, serving as a multi-modal terminal for crude oil and other products transported via rail, ship, barge and truck. The $95 mil ...
Major track improvements are now complete on VIA Rail Canada's line between Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, that will lead to improved and faster passenger service. The project included $55 million (US$54 million) in infrastructure upgrades between Ottawa and Montreal (Coteau) and track an ...
Kansas City Southern's U.S. transportation, mechanical and engineering departments completed the month of October without a single reportable injury. When asked to what this safety success could be attributed, the departments provided a lengthy and varied list of activities customized ...
Skanska was awarded a contract by Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration to modernize the railway junction in Plzen's third transit corridor in the Czech Republic. The contract amounts to CZK 942 million, about SEK 350 million (US$52 million), which will be included in order bookings for th ...
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