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The Utah Transit Authority hired HDR to provide preliminary engineering, with the option to provide final design and design services during construction, for the Sugar House Streetcar project in Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake City, Utah. The proposed two-mile streetcar line is joint ...
The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded a contract to URS Corporation for design and survey services for the Chicago to St. Louis High-Speed Rail corridor. These services will help make high-speed rail a reality in Illinois by introducing 110 mph service between these key met ...
Brian Masse Member of Parliament (Windsor-West) is rolling out the "Need for Speed Campaign," urging Federal government to prioritize rail investment in Canada. Masse has written the Minister of Transport Infrastructure and Communities Denis Lebel advising him to move decisively toward ...
More than 5,000 people showed up for a rare peak inside the BNSF Topeka Locomotive Shops in Kansas during a special open house on Labor Day. The event was designed to showcase the railroad's long history in Kansas, as the state celebrates its sesquicentennial. It also allowed the publi ...
UGL Limited has secured two new orders to supply and maintain new rail freight locomotives for the Australian market valued at $88 million. The orders include the supply of seven C44ACi locomotives and a five-year maintenance support program to support rail haulage services for a resou ...
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Sept. 12 by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Santa Monica, Calif., for the second phase of the Expo Line light-rail project. The 6.6-mile second phase, with a budget of about $1.5 billion, will connect Culver City and Sant ...
The Maryland Transit Administration will soon begin construction of a new MARC Train Station in Edgewood. The contract for construction has received approval from the Board of Public Works. The new station will provide a permanent facility at a key location on the MARC Train Penn Line near the A ...
Crain's Cleveland Business recognized the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority with a 2011 Emerald Award, distinguishing outstanding Northeast Ohio companies for increased sustainability efforts and a decreased carbon footprint. GCRTA won in the large non-profit category. The E ...
The Mayor of Richland Hills, Texas, David Ragan, and city council members hosted Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, The T's Board Chair Gary Cumbie and other officials at a ground-breaking ceremony Sept. 12, for a multi-phase enhancement project at the Richland Hills Trinity Railway Expres ...
12 September 2011

Axion launches

Axion International Holdings, Inc., launched EcoTraxTM, a new Axion brand name for its existing composite railroad ties, which have gone through extensive proof-of-concept testing over the past 12 years and are now being sold in many domestic and international markets throughout the railr ...
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