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Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability, Norfolk Southern Corporation and GE Transportation are sponsoring the first Railroad Sustainability Symposium.

Siemens is to equip 9,000 of the total 11,000 automatic train control elements in the route network of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) with the European Train Control System (ETCS) type Trainguard 100. The order is worth a total value of around 125 million euros (US$170.5 million). ...
The Toronto Transit Commission hired Andy Byford to become TTC's first chief operating officer. Byford will join the TTC in November from Sydney, Australia where he was COO of RailCorp. Byford's appointment follows an international search conducted to fill the senior operations position a ...

Norfolk Southern has made significant strides in its corporate sustainability program, including achieving nearly 40 percent of its five-year greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal during the first year.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency received $20 million in federal funds for Phase II of the Third Street Light-Rail Project, the Central Subway. In addition to these funds, the SFMTA will send to the Federal Transit Administration the final submittal for the New Starts Full Fundin ...
A team of engineers hired by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad is inspecting and assessing the catastrophic flood damage to the Port Jervis Line. Meanwhile buses are providing alternative service for the 2,300 people who normally use the line each weekday. ...

The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans, La., has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for construction management services for the expansion of the city's streetcar system.

Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Company in Michigan has extended its maintenance and support agreement with RailComm for its computerized Centralized Traffic Control and Track Warrant Control System.RailComm's Domain Operations Controller dark territory train control system has been in serv ...
The Louisville & Indiana Railroad has appointed Daniel Rickel to the newly created position of vice president, effective September 11, reporting to LIRC President John Secor at the railroad's headquarters in Jeffersonville, Ind. Rickel has served as president of the Northern Lines ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopened the downtown side of the Cortlandt Street R subway station on September 6, in time for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder was joined by Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Si ...
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