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Amtrak adds weekday Acela Express round-trip
Amtrak is expanding its Northeast Corridor high-speed rail service with the addition of a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C, beginning on Jan. 28.
Watco names Thompson WWAR operations director
Western Australia Rail (WWAR) named Darrell Thompson as operations director. He will be responsible for verifying the operating plans based on customer tonnage projections and the weekly rail plan schedule…
Feds commit $135 million to extend Sacramento Light Rail Blue Line
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has committed $135 million to extend the existing Sacramento Light Rail Blue Line by 4.3 miles, linking downtown Sacramento, Calif., to the growing South Sacramento…
RTA: 45G tax credit raises 2013 tie forecast
The 45G infrastructure tax credit for shortline railroads has been authorized retroactively for 2012 and extended for 2013. The Railway Tie Association (RTA) responded to this news, saying that for…
Minnesota’s Metropolitan Council awards preliminary engineering contract for Southwest LRT
AECOM Technology Corporation was awarded a $16.8-million contract by the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities to perform preliminary engineering work on the Southwest Light Rail Transit line in Minneapolis,…
Balfour Beatty Rail promotes and expands operations positions
The Rail Services division of Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc., has promoted and expanded the roles of key operational personnel, as well as consolidated office operations.
R & R Contracting acquires Oberkramer Contracting
RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in the sale of rail service and rail supplier companies in North America, said R & R Contracting has acquired Oberkramer Contracting.
Norfolk Southern facilitates $2.1 billion in industrial investment in 2012
Norfolk Southern invested $2.1 billion in the location of 64 new industries and the expansion of 30 existing industries along its rail lines in 2012.
WMATA board approves joint development agreement for transit-oriented development team
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors approved the Joint Development Agreement to advance the process for creating transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area surrounding the New…
Caltrain board elects officers
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in California, which owns and operates Caltrain, unanimously elected Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, representing the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, as board…
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