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CSX Corporation has reached its voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent per revenue ton mile ahead of schedule. The achievement, expected by the end of 2011 but accomplished in late 2010, involved reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 million metric tons. ...
Cleaner seats, quieter trains and more reliable escalators are some of the benefits in store for Bay Area Rapid Transit riders in the proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which the Board of Directors will consider Thursday, June 9. The Board will vote on the 2012 budget resolution, a step in the le ...
Caltrain will work on the San Bruno Grade Separation Project this week until Friday, June 10. The $147 million project will elevate the Caltrain tracks above three existing at-grade street crossings at San Bruno, San Mateo and Angus avenues. A new, elevated Caltrain station will be constructed b ...
Union Pacific Railroad was named one of the 2011 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award winners from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Union Pacific earned platinum status each year since the award's inception in 2005 and is one of only six U.S. employers to earn platinum status ...
Michael Cheney is the newest member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors. Cheney, a board member of the Garland Housing and Finance Corp. since 2010, is a retired financial executive. Prior to that, he was a consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, CPAs and Lineage Hold ...
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation and a special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220-mph passenger rail service between Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and beyond. The study will complement the on ...
A 17 percent pay increase, retention of the $200 monthly cap on health care cost sharing, FRA certification pay, a faster process for new hires to reach full pay rates and no rollback of the January 2011 cost-of-living adjustment highlight the new five-year national rail agreement negotiated bet ...
Union Pacific was selected as the top-performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the second annual Soy Transportation Coalition Rail Customer Satisfaction Index. Survey respondents provided Canadian National a 38 percent increase in its score from the previous year, giving the ...
On June 8, construction crews will begin the next phase of the Sound Transit D to M Streets Sounder track and signal project in Tacoma, Wash. When the final 1.4-mile segment of the project is complete, Sounder commuter rail service to Lakewood will be delivered in late 2012. D ...
The Association of American Railroads has named Laurie Knight senior vice president of government affairs, effective July 25, 2011. Knight will succeed Hubert "Obie" O'Bannon who will retire after 23 years with the association. "Laurie has a tremendous understanding of h ...
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