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Erskine B. Bowles has been elected a director of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Bowles served as president of the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2010, when he was appointed co-chair of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Bowles ...
Beginning the reform work he was hired to perform, new Chicago-area Metra CEO Alex Clifford used a special Metra board meeting to describe policy changes he has already implemented and outline changes or strategies he will soon undertake. The changes were primarily in response to recomm ...
The Port Authority Board of New York and New Jersey of Commissioners approved a major construction contract to fabricate and erect the steel for the signature Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus, which will serve 250,000 people daily as the gateway to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and ...
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 ...
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