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President Obama is advocating a six-year, $53 billion investment in high speed rail (HSR) as part of his thrust to use infrastructure spending to create jobs. The President will call for an initial $8 billion HSR investment in the budget he is set to release next week. barack-obama-thumbs-up.jpg ...
Kansas City Southern will be partnering with the Marshall Police Department to conduct an Operation Lifesaver “Officer on a Train” event at the KCS crossings in Marshall, Mo., starting at 11:00 a.m. on February 8, in an effort to promote public safety at railroad grade crossings. ...
CSX Transportation, Inc., significantly increased its spending on products and services with minority providers in 2010, setting a new record. The company spent nearly $105 million with firms owned by minorities and women. The products and services range from signals to technology. ...
Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., and a leader in energy savings performance contracting, has been awarded a $6.2 million, 15-year energy savings performance contract by the Maryland Transit Administration. Pepco Energy is installing energy conservation ...
  ARINC Incorporated has been awarded a contract to provide a new central control system for N.J. Transit’s Newark Light Rail operations. ARINC will design and install an integrated Light Rail central control system, based on the company’s Advanced Information ...
TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences has won a subcontracting position on a 78-month contract for the performance of professional engineering services relating to Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) tasks for the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) signal system modernization of  New York City Tr ...
BNSF will spend a planned $3.5 billion on its 2011 capital commitment program. The largest component of the capital plan is spending $2 billion on BNSF's core network and related assets. BNSF also plans to spend about $450 million to acquire 227 locomotives and approximately $350 million on frei ...
For the first time since the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened in 1970, the Lake Michigan port will have an onsite, dedicated rail-switching service. Norfolk Southern has been selected to begin providing switching services for customers of Indiana’s oldest port beginning in February.R ...
Nordco Inc. has merged its Nordco Rail Services and Dapco Industries subsidiaries into a single business unit called Nordco Rail Services and Inspection Technologies. The move makes it possible to better serve customers by combining the skills, knowledge and experience of the two companies into ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $50,000 grant to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to design a program that will mitigate the onset and development of post traumatic stress disorder and acute distress disorder in train crews and other railroad personnel. ...
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