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03 March 2011

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Ed Harris, executive vice president, operations at Canadian Pacific Railway has decided to retire, effective April 1, 2011. Mike Franczak, currently senior vice president, operations, will succeed Harris and be appointed executive vice president, operations. Franczak will assume respon ...
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will conduct safety and reliability work on the Blue, Orange and Red lines to comply with National Transportation Safety Board recommendations during the weekend of March 4 to 6. During the weekend, Metro will continue repairs on the a ...
Metra's Emissions Task Force, formed by the rail agency to investigate the level of diesel emissions on trains and downtown platforms and to identify ways to improve air quality, met March 2, to discuss recent activity. Metra has already tested the air quality on its cars and at its downtown sta ...
Watco Companies, LLC and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. have entered into an agreement where Kinder Morgan and Watco will construct and operate several rail transload facilities in key markets for loading and unloading crude oil along with many other commodities and products that are tied t ...
Following the signing of a share purchase agreement in Moscow on December 13, 2010, Bombardier has confirmed that BT Signaling B.V. purchased a stake in the signaling equipment manufacturer United Electrical Engineering Plants, known as Elteza. BT Signaling B.V. purchased a 25 percent stake in E ...
The Government of Canada will contribute up to $25 million through the P3 Canada Fund towards eligible costs of a new Maintenance Centre in Montréal, Quebec, for the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT). Through this project, the Governments of Canada and Quebec and t ...
Xorail Inc., a subsidiary of Wabtec Corporation, has signed a $165 million contract to design and install Communications-Based Train Control for MRS Logistica, which operates the Southeastern Federal Railroad Network in Brazil. Under the contract, Xorail will provide turnkey project management; ...
Surface Transportation Board Vice Chairman Charles D. Nottingham will resign March 18, or sooner if his replacement is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Nottingham, the lone Republican on the three-member Board, was appointed Chairman by President George W. Bush and joined the Board in Aug ...
Kansas City Southern has promoted three senior level operating officers, effective March 1. • David R. Ebbrecht was promoted from senior vice president operations to executive vice president operations for KCS and its U.S. subsidiaries and closely coordinating with the leadership ...
Agreements have been signed that guarantee Washington state will get $590 million in federal stimulus money to improve the Amtrak Cascades rail corridor from Portland to Seattle. One agreement was signed between the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad ...
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