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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law the most significant investment in the Commonwealth's transportation system in a generation. The legislation, HB2527 and SB1446, sponsored by Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) and Senators Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas) and William Wampler (R-Bristol), c ...
St. Paul, Minn., Mayor Chris Coleman delivered his annual State of the City address on April 18, including an announcement regarding major funds being allocated for the Central Corridor light-rail project. The new line, a new 11-mile route between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneap ...
Granite Construction Incorporated, a heavy civil contractor and construction material producer, has been awarded a $41 million rail relocation project by the City of Sacramento, Calif. Granite booked the project into its first quarter 2011 backlog. Located in downtown Sacramento, the Ra ...
California's Caltrain is preparing to conduct a series of feasibility studies to determine whether the electrification and modernization of the commuter rail system can be designed and constructed to meet Caltrain's future operational needs, while also accommodating initial high-speed rail opera ...
An affiliate of Perella Weinberg Partners' Asset Based Value strategy has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AIG Rail Services Inc., a provider of customized full service and net leases servicing the railroads. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As part o ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $6.8 million grant to upgrade freight rail service in four central Pennsylvania counties supporting the Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits. Thanks to these projects, one of the world's largest natural gas deposits will receive the rail transportati ...
Union Pacific will continue improving Illinois' transportation infrastructure with a nearly $17 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Dupo to about five miles south of Valmeyer. The nearly 26-mile project includes removing and installing new rail, renewing the surfaces in 38 ...
The Chicago Transit Authority and co-recipient Parsons Brinkerhoff received an Honors Award for exceptional engineering achievement in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies for the track repair and replacement in the Blue Line's Dearborn subway. ...
Koppers Inc., producer of crossties and related pressure-treated wood products for railroads, is now designing, manufacturing and marketing an extensive line of rail joint products acquired from Portec Rail Products Inc. late in 2010. These rail joint products are continuing to be manu ...
Progress Rail Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the trackwork manufacturing business of Balfour Beatty Group Ltd., based in Sandiacre, England. Upon completion of the transaction, Balfour Beatty's trackwork business will become ...
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