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Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, along with 19 other senators, requested $2.2 billion for Amtrak's intercity passenger rail service in a letter to senate appropriators. The 18 democrats and two independents pointed to Amtrak's continuous ridership gains, fuel efficiency, as well as the negative ...
Axion International has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Sicut Holding Limited to establish a global joint venture to capitalize on the worldwide railroad tie market through the manufacture and sale of recycled structural composite ties/sleepers. The joint venture will be 65 percent ow ...
An improved tunnel alignment will be included in Ottawa's Light Rail Transit project. This new alignment, one block North to Queen Street in Ottawa, Ontario, allows the tunnel to be constructed at a significantly reduced depth and remain under the street. Instead of twelve stories underground, t ...
Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unveiled the framework for a controversial multi-year surface transportation proposal to reauthorize highway, highway safety, transit and rail programs. Democratic leaders on the committee responded at an afternoon news confere ...
A statement by American Public Transportation Association President William Millar was released Friday, July 7 regarding the recent surface transportation proposal. His statement follows: "APTA commends the leadership of Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) and the House Transpor ...
The upcoming extension of Sound Transit's light rail in the Seattle area to Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond, Wash., reached a major milestone with the distribution of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the East Link light rail project. The Final EIS documents the numerous ...
Invensys Rail has been selected by Network Rail to deliver one of Britain's resignalling schemes at London Bridge Station and the approaching railway. This contract, under which will be a series of individual commission contracts, commences in August 2011 and runs through to the comple ...
Brad Chase, formerly senior vice president at Kleysen Group LP in Winnipeg, a company handling commodities throughout Canada and the United States via rail and truck transportation, has been named president of OmniTRAX Canada, Inc. "I look forward to pursuing business opportunitie ...
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a legislation to reform mass transit in the Chicago region by creating a universal fare card for riders of the CTA, Metra and Pace and taking the first step towards making free wireless internet available on buses and trains throughout the region. The new law also ...
As reported by Railway Age: As expected, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) Thursday unveiled a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, totaling $230 billion, roughly 20% less than the previous bill, SAFETEA-LU, and also significantly less than a $500 billion reauthorization bill in ...
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