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Maine Gov. John Baldacci provided the details of a $79-million bond proposal that includes money to save northern Maine's last major rail line and to fund transportation projects across the state, the Bangor Daily News reports. Pitching the bond package as a type of stimulus measure, Baldacci said the additional state borrowing would create or protect thousands of jobs in the state while investing in much-needed highway and infrastructure projects.

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The Chicago Transit Board approved a revenue-generating contract to place additional Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at rail stations and employee facilities. The ATM contract will generate a total of at least $1.3 million over the next five years. This is in addition to the $4.7 million contract announced at last month's Board meeting.

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Colo Railroad Builders, a leading provider of railroad construction and maintenance services to shortline and Class 1 railroads, has added three new offices, one in Kansas and two in Texas.

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Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) is celebrating its 125th year as a New York City-based international engineering giant. In 1885, William Barclay Parsons established a consulting engineering practice at 22 William Street in Lower Manhattan. Since then, PB has continued to play leading roles on transportation, power, buildings, and environmental projects throughout the world. Today, the firm is a strategic consulting, planning, engineering and program/construction management organization with approximately 14,000 employees in 150 offices on six continents.

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Shovels will start digging for the Central Corridor LRT line in August east of the Capitol where work will begin on Robert and 12th streets north of Interstate 94, the Central Corridor Project Office said today. Utility relocations in this area will be done concurrently with LRT construction.

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On March 22, Central Texans will have a new way to commute as Capital Metro opens its passenger rail line, Capital MetroRail. Capital Metro said that it will begin passenger service on the 32-mile Red Line from Leander to Downtown Austin and will offer free fares the first week of service. There will be nine trips in the morning (six southbound and three northbound trips) and 10 trips in the afternoon (six northbound and four southbound trips). The first train will leave Leander Station at 5:25 a.m.

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Fulfilling a commitment to the Long Island City community to end back-riding and shuttle bus service in as short a period as possible, MTA New York City Transit completed a series of weekend rehabilitation projects, including major track replacement work on the Davis Street Curve of the 7 Line. These jobs were completed three weekends ahead of the projected schedule.

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The Newburgh-Beacon Ferry is resuming normal operations March 10, 2010. Ferry service was suspended January 4 due to heavy icing in the Hudson River. Ice floes subsequently damaged the floating dock in Newburgh, N.Y. All repairs have now been completed.

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A short-line railroad operator that lost a bid last year to operate the restored Piedmont & Northern Railroad in Gaston County, N.C., is back with another proposal, the Gaston Gazette reports. Bill Gray, president of Carolina Central Railway, could not come to terms with transportation officials on a lease agreement last year. But Gray said he plans to bid again on the state's latest request to find a long-term operator for the P&N Railroad.

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Some Ramsey, Minn., residents living near railroad tracks should be sleeping a little better, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Two of the city's five rail crossings have been designated quiet zones where engineers no longer must sound train horns as they approach. The zones, which went into effect late last month, will extend more than a mile from Sunfish Lake Boulevard west along the BNSF tracks to Ramsey Boulevard.

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