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Riders for Better Transit joined with transit riders and advocates from across the Chicago region to propose Transit Fast Forward (SB 3236), state legislation that the group says would improve Chicagoland transit service through increased investment and a dedicated source of funding that would gr ...

Houton, Texas-area METRO's ridership is on the rise for a sixth consecutive month, recording a 5.2 percent increase to 6,357,131 boardings in January 2012 compared to 6,043,280 in January 2011.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reemphasized President Obama's focus on high-speed rail in the United States in his blog, Fast Lane.

Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) has become the Association of American Railroads' newest full member. Based in Chicago, IPH is a privately-held company that provides freight and passenger rail service in six states and the United Kingdom.

Washington state regulators approved funds to improve the safety at a railroad crossing in Washougal, Wash.

Donald Graab has been named vice president mechanical for Norfolk Southern Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., effective March 1. He will be responsible for maintenance and repair of the railroad's motive power and rolling stock. Graab succeeds Tim Heilig, who has retired after 41 years w ...

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. reopened the Edith River Bridge in Australia's Northern Territory following the December 27, 2011, derailment of a Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd freight train in flood waters associated with Cyclone Grant.

The California Transportation Commission allocated $3.7 million to fund safety enhancements to one of Metrolink's busiest crossings, the Broadway/Brazil crossing in Glendale, Calif.

Union Pacific was named Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year at the 2012 American Metals Market (AMM) Steel Tube and Pipe Conference. This award recognizes a transportation or distribution company that best meets the needs of the tube and pipe industry. Union Pacific was recognized for i ...

Watco Transportation Services named Dave Ruggles as general manager for the Swan Ranch Railroad.

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