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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood talked Oct. 20 at Knox College n Galesburg, Ill., about the role of transportation in helping the local, state and national economy recover, according to The Galesburg Register-Mail. LaHood said all indicators show the country is coming out of the recession, but it won't be over until unemployment numbers drop.

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MTA Long Island Rail Road Ronkonkoma customers now have 110 new parking spaces available to them thanks to the completion of the first half of a new lot located on the northeast side of the station. Work on this western half of the lot began last May.

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He is one of the exemplary ambassadors of the rebranding Nigeria campaign in diaspora, the Daily Champion in Nigeria reports. A man who has made immense contribution to the development of modern railways in the world, he is one of the exemplary ambassadors of the rebranding Nigeria campaign in diaspora.

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NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles joined U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Rob Andrews and other officials to break ground on a project that will offer convenience and new travel options to South Jersey rail customers by directly linking the River Line with the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL).

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be conducting five community meetings to update the public on the Regional Connector project the week of November 5 through 12. Members of the community are encouraged to attend one of the meetings, all of which are available by public transit.

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20 October 2009

Will we ever learn?

Every person who is considering buying a house needs to clip the following list and tuck it under a magnet on their refrigerators, Guy Tridgell wrote in his column in the Southtown Star, which serve suburbs south of Chicago. While we're at it, real estate agents need to print the same thing on the backs of those glossy business cards with their Glamour Shots on the front to hammer the point home.

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Supporters of a northeastern Ontario short line railway are laying the groundwork to keep a vital Sault Ste. Marie-to-Sudbury transportation link open past next year, Northern Ontario Business reports. 

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is spearheading a regional effort to keep the Huron Central Railway operating beyond August 2010 or find another carrier willing to service industry along the 300-kilometer (186-mile) long track.



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The Association of American Railroads applauded the Federal Railroad Administration's Preliminary National Rail Plan and its recognition that freight rail's investment in infrastructure maintenance and capacity enhancements meets national safety, reliability and capacity needs.

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The VRE Operations Board has recommended awarding of a contract to Keolis Rail Services America for commuter rail operations and maintenance services. The contract includes train operations, locomotive and railcar equipment maintenance and repair, yard operations and warehouse management. The recommendation is being made to VRE's parent commissions, the Northern Virginia and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commissions, for consideration at their November 5, 2009, meetings.

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San Gabriel Valley leaders are preparing for a fight Oct. 22, when they'll try to persuade the county transit authority to include funding for the Gold Line Foothill Extension as a priority in its long-range transportation plan, the Whittier, Calif., Daily News reports.

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