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Increasing travel options, improving access to goods and services and keeping the state competitive are some of the objectives of the 2009 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The rail plan, mandated by the 2008 ...
The 2009 NRC/RT&S/Commercial Insurance Associates Safe Railroad Contractor of the Year Awards will be presented at NRC Conference being held at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, Calif. This year marked the fifth consecutive year of record participation in the contest, with 46 separate ...
Dean Wise is joining BNSF as vice president, Network Strategy, effective Feb. 1, and will report directly to Matt Rose, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Wise will also serve as a member of the Executive Team. He will, over the next few months, assume the responsibilities ...
RailComm has provided a wireless remote control yard system at CSXT's Osborn Yard in Louisville, KY. The RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system provides remote control to several GETS HydraSwitch machines. RailComm's DOC® system is configured to control all switches individu ...
The Surface Transportation Board granted the request of the Alaska Railroad Corporation to construct and operate a new, 80-mile railroad line, the Northern Rail Extension, subject to extensive environmental-mitigation conditions. The new line would run from North Pole, AK, outside of Fairbanks, ...
NJ Transit awarded a $271.7 million contract to PTP Constructors of Secaucas, a joint venture of Schiavone Construction, J.F. Shea Construction and Skanska USA Civil Northeast. The contract is for the design and construction of a mile-long tunnel between North Bergen and Hoboken, roughly 185 fee ...
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority approved a two-year contract extension for Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., the firm that operates the T. This is the second contract extension granted to the firm and allows operation of the T until July 2013 at a combined cost of $559.7 fo ...
Community leaders broke ground on The Port of Beaumont's rail improvement project that will add close to 40,000 feet of track to the port. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete and should reduce traffic congestion as well as greenhouse gasses in the city, increase rail velocity a ...
The City Council of Riverside, Calif., pledged $4.45 million of federal grants toward buying land for the $32 million Iowa Avenue railroad grade separation project. Iowa Avenue is one of more than two dozen crossings within the city without overpasses or underpasses leading to severe t ...
The Port of Everett's commission authorized bids for a $3 million, 2,500 foot-long rail spur that would connect the port's piers and other facilities to BNSF's main line. Work could begin as early as April and be completed by September. The port will be responsible for 25 percent of th ...
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