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28 February 2011

LaHood statement on HSR

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement on February 26, 2011: "President Obama's historic investments in a national high-speed rail network will enable America to win the future by creating construction and manufacturing jobs today and laying the fo ...
Canadian Pacific Railway and the Montreal Port Authority have signed a collaborative agreement on performance and productivity that formalizes the railroad's and the port's ongoing supply chain collaboration. "This collaboration agreement continues to strengthen our long pa ...
Beginning Sunday, March 6, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Wilmington and Claymont passengers will be able to hop aboard the Authority's Regional Rail Line for trips to Philadelphia seven days a week. That day, SEPTA, in partnership with DART First State, will start its Sund ...
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin vowed to fight to preserve $133 million in federal funding for the Englewood Flyover, a linchpin of the CREATE rail modernization program that will reduce Metra delays, create 1,450 jobs and boost long-term economic growth. The proje ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that it has successfully negotiated the purchase of Los Angeles Union Station from Catellus Operating Limited Partnership for $75 million. The direct purchase includes 38 acres of land and 5.9 million square-fee ...
Canadian Pacific Railway has been notified by the Canadian Auto Workers union that the Memorandum of Settlement reached on February 5, 2011 by CP and the CAW has been ratified by the membership. The renewal collective agreement, which covers Canadian Pacific's mechanical services emplo ...
A new pedestrian grade crossing system is being activated at eight stations on the Metra Union Pacific West Line on March 1, 2011. The Another Train Warning System is part of a $132 million project that aims to improve the flow of commuter and freight traffic on the heavily used line, as well as ...
Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has named John Field as the company's new product manager of material handling. Field brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in product application support and material handling systems. "We are excited t ...
The weekend of Feb. 25-27 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will continue its efforts to rebuild the Metrorail system by upgrading its track and infrastructure systems. As a result of this critical work, trains on the Red, Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green lines will single-track f ...
The Association of American Railroads recently told the Surface Transportation Board that the current rail economic regulatory framework is a success for both railroads and their customers. Testifying at a hearing to review regulatory exemptions for certain types of rail traffic, AAR President a ...
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