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A proposed $500-million project to improve commuter train service in Chicago and its suburbs includes adding four stops in McHenry County, the Chicago Tribune reports. Prairie Grove and Johnsburg would get train depots. Those communities are along a branch line off the Metra UP Northwest Line that veers north near Crystal lake, Ill., to the city of McHenry. The other proposed stops would be about 1.5 miles apart along tracks that run parallel to U.S. Highway 14. Those stops would be between existing downtown depots in Crystal Lake and Woodstock. --> ...

Vancouver's  TransLink Board Chair Dale Parker said that TransLink President Tom Prendergast would leave the organization to take the helm of North America's largest subway and bus system, New York City Transit Authority.

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Weekend motorists, cyclists and pedestrians using the intersection of Almaden Boulevard and San Carlos Street, and VTA light rail riders using or passing through the Convention Center Light Rail Station insane Jose, Calif., should allow more time for their trips the weekend of Nov. 7-8.

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BNSF has reached a tentative agreement with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to settle wage and work rule matters concerning BNSF's locomotive engineers for the major round of collective bargaining that will begin Jan. 1, 2010.

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It's been decades since select ground just east of Floyd Boulevard in Sioux City, Iowa, was exposed to sun and other elements, the Sioux City Journal reports. Now, the area is being laid bare by workers moving southward, pulling out old railroad spikes and prying up the steel track.

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CSX Transportation is the first transportation provider selected to join the Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state.

 

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Track maintenance on the Washington, D.C., Metro Orange, Blue and Yellow lines Nov. 6-8 will cause inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track. Customers should add 30 minutes to their trips.

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CN, North America's largest mover of forest products, is on track to haul more than 800,000 tons of wood pellets this year and sees more opportunities in the future for this "green" source of heating energy.

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Beneath a busy interchange on top of the highest point in Tysons Corner, Va., crews are mining a tunnel that will carry the Dulles Corridor Metrorail tracks from Route 123 to Route 7. Working two 12-hour shifts per day, crews began tunnel construction, using the New Austrian Tunneling Method to mine the first of two tunnels, the outbound segment. Construction will start on the inbound tunnel in the coming months.

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As part of Réno-Systèmes, its asset maintenance program for stationary equipment in the métro, the Société de transport de Montréal is undertaking the construction of a new mechanical ventilation station to replace the existing one.

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