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Rockford, Ill., area officials pushing to bring commuter train service Metra to Winnebago County are using Amtrak to help deliver the service – and their efforts threaten to derail DeKalb County’s bid for passenger rail service, according to the Northwest Herald.

The distinct whistle blaring and the distant, thunder-like clanking commonly heard through Aberdeen, S.D. are the sounds of the Hub City's history, the Aberdeen News reports. And, one railroad official said, they are the sounds of its future.

Greg Nazarow was named a vice president with Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm. Nazarow serves as a senior rail operations analyst with Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, a division of Gannett Fleming specializing in transit and railroad tr ...
Prince Rupert’s ship has finally come in, but it was expected 100 years ago, the Daily Commercial News reports. In 1909 this port in northern British Columbia was being groomed to become a major transportation hub and a large, vibrant city. Although it has the deepest, ice-free harbor i ...
Beginning July 21, crews will tie the overhead catenary system of the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit line into the existing system at the Warehouse District Station. The Warehouse District Station will close at 7:30pm on Tuesday, July 21 and reopen on Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00am. At the Minneapolis LR ...
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine inaugurated new rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, launching an era of travel convenience for the millions of New Jersey residents and visitors who attend year-round events at the Meadowlands. Dozens of officials and guests, including players from the ...
CN is developing a fast-growing business supplying jet fuel to airlines serving Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The effectiveness of CN's rail pipeline for jet fuel to Pearson prompted the construction of a C$65-million new Jet Fuel Rail Offloading, Storage and Distribution Facili ...
Massachusetts received a total $64.3 million in transit-related stimulus funds on Thursday, $43 million for commuter rail improvements mostly on MBTA’s Haverhill and Fitchburg lines.


The city of Monroe, La., once again has completed another project in its five-year struggle with Kansas City Southern railroad to observe a “quiet zone” through downtown, according to the Monroe News Star. City engineer Sinyale Morrison said Public Works installed two concrete tra ...
The public is invited to a community meeting July 29 at Ayer, Mass., Town Hall on protecting the underground wells at Spectacle Pond, organized by Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas, local newspapers report. Representatives from the Surface Transportation Board, EPA, DEP and railroads will hear community i ...
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