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11 January 2011

N.J. Governor

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie put forward a transportation capital plan for the next five years that will improve critical infrastructure throughout N.J. and begin to end the state's long over reliance on debt to finance transportation projects. The plan is consistent with the Gov ...
Leveraging the economic and environmental benefits of rail, customers committed to 130 new or expanded facilities on CSXT lines in 2010. Upon completion, these projects will create as many as 5,200 new jobs. The facilities are located in 18 states, and include markets such as energy, c ...
Alderon has initiated discussions with Iron Ore Company of Canada, a member of the Rio Tinto group, on use of the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway. Alderon has also initiated discussions with the Port of Sept-Iles for access to its soon-to-be constructed deep water multi-user facility. ...
The Alaska Railroad invites the public to an open house 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, at the Anchorage Historic Depot at 411 West First Avenue. The venue provides an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed Program of Projects (POP) for 2011. The open house will showcase ...
Capital Metro in Texas has hired Melvin Clark as vice president of rail operations. The creation and filling of this position completes a key recommendation from the Sunset Advisory Commission. "The hiring of Melvin Clark is consistent with my goal of raising the bar and t ...
Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial railroad ties, will install its thermoplastic railroad ties, designed from 100% recycled plastic, in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The city of Calgary operates approximately 28 miles of track for light rail ...
  So how did the major railroads perform in 2010? The short answer is that one wouldn't know they were operating in the midst of a recession. According to a report on the United Transportation Union's Website, all major railroad stocks saw double-digit increases over their 52-week ...
  The Federal Railroad Administration, together with states, developed model state legislation for use in developing bills to improve safety at highway-rail grade crossings without gates or barriers. The model legislation is intended to help states address obstructions li ...
  After Metra requested passenger feedback on the idea of implementing quiet cars, the agency received more than 1,000 e-mails. The vast majority - about 86 percent - expressed support for the idea, and so the agency decided to conduct a test on one line. The rules are sim ...
On Tuesday, January 11, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon will implement a new quiet zone and wayside horns will become operational on the WES Commuter Rail and freight alignment in Tualatin, Ore. This means that for about 3.5 miles in Tualatin, train hor ...
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