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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has adopted a Green Construction Policy. The policy requires identifying and mitigating the impacts of emissions on human health, the environment and climate for on-road, off-road construction and equipment used in L ...
California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri will receive $336.2 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to purchase next-generation, American-made trains that will run on rail corridors in those states. Previously awarded rail dollars bring the amount received by these five states ...
Union Pacific employees achieved the best first half of the year safety performance in the company's nearly 150-year history. For the period Jan. 1 through June 30, UP's employee-reportable injury rate was 1.01, a 23 percent improvement versus 2010's record of a 1.31 reportable injury rate. ...
Work will begin on Houston Metro's North Main Street bridge on Aug. 8 as part of the North Line light-rail project. "We are configuring two major-bridge structures for the light-rail expansion on the new North Line," said David Couch, Metro senior vice president for Capital p ...
Kansas City Southern has appointed Kelley Anderson as vice president of automotive sales. Anderson has 32 years of transportation experience. He joins KCS from RJ Corman Railroad Group, where he served as vice president of strategic sales and marketing. He has held positions with BNSF ...
The North Carolina Railroad Company has elected five new directors to its 13-member board, with terms officially commencing July 1, 2011. The directors appointed by Senate President Pro-Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) are Duane Long of Wake County who is the chairman and co-founder ...
John Gregory has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Orange, Calif., office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Gregory has more than 20 years of transit industry experience. His vehicle design experience includes supervising a mechanical design team and coordinating engineering desig ...

Canadian National has plans for a US$165-million expansion of its Kirk Yard in Gary, Ind., and relocation of its Chicago area locomotive repair shop to the upgraded freight car classification facility in Northwest Indiana.

Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad in California, which has been in operation since 1908, is now part of the OmniTRAX, Inc., family of managed railroads. "The ST&E has a long and storied history and has provided quality rail service to its customers for decades," sa ...
Flintco Pacific, Inc. has signed a nearly $58 million contract to build a maintenance and layover facility for the Altamont Commuter Express train fleet in California, which is owned and operated by San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission. Currently, ACE trains are maintained in South Stoc ...
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