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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Board of Directors voted Thursday, September 1, 2011, to authorize VTA to execute a $22.14 million contract with Gordon N. Ball, Inc., for the construction of the Kato Road Grade Separation in Fremont, Calif. The roadway project is a joint effort ...
The National Carriers' Conference Committee issued the following statement today on the decision by the National Mediation Board to release two coalitions representing 11 unions from federal mediation with the nation's largest railroads. The statement can be attributed to A. Kenneth Gradia, Chai ...
The Federal Transit Administration has granted approval to begin preliminary engineering on the Southwest Corridor light-rail transit project in Minnesota. FTA approval represents a significant step toward winning federal matching funds and building the 15-mile LRT line between downtown ...
06 September 2011

Chicago

Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority received a $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration Transit Asset Management (TAM) Pilot program. The grant will allow the RTA to move forward with existing plans to develop a Capital Program ...
Kansas City Southern executives boarded the Southern Belle business train for an inspection trip from Shreveport, La. north to Kansas City, Mo. and east to East St. Louis, Ill. The objective was to inspect the maintenance-of-way activity that has taken place on these lines over the past three y ...
A new national rail contract, delivering a 17 percent wage increase over 60 months (18.24 percent when compounded), a 78-month cap on healthcare insurance contributions and improvements in health care benefits, has been ratified by the United Transportation Union members in each of the six craft ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated nearly $50 million in rail investments to bolster both passenger and freight service through the state and jumpstart planning for high-speed rail between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. 
 
 A $34 million TIGER II grant will f ...
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital. Headquartered near Miami, Ariz., AZER is composed of two rail lines operating more than 200 trac ...
The Federal Rail Administration approved the preferred route for Northern Lights Express. The route uses existing BNSF track from Minneapolis to Duluth, Minn., in the Highway 65 and Interstate 35 corridor. The approval is an important step for addressing the state's transportation needs, accordi ...
The San Fransisco Bay Caltrain Board of Directors unanimously approved TransitAmerica Services Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., to operate the Peninsula commuter rail system. The approval comes after an extensive competitive bidding process that took more than 15 months and included detailed and expert ...
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