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At least two weeks ahead of schedule, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) resumed normal subway service on New York City Transit's R Line on Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014, reopening a Manhattan-Brooklyn route using the Montague Tunnel.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on the Harlem River Lift Bridge spanning the namesake estuary and linking Manhattan and the Bronx. The good news for Metro-North riders: Service will be largely unaffected by the work.

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Union Pacific’s Police and Security team recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), “joining a prominent group recognized for complying with the highest law enforcement standards,” the railroad announced on Sept. 11, 2014.
With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations taking effect Jan. 1, 2015, Cummins Inc. says it’s well-prepared, with more than 100 engine installations on order for passenger locomotives, diesel multiple units (DMUs), and switcher locomotives in North America.
CN’s sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year that the railroad has been listed on the DJSI World Index, and for the sixth consecutive year that it has been listed on the DJSI North America Index.
“As global freight demand increases and American highways remain overcrowded and underfunded, CSX is building on a proven track record of success for shareholders by capitalizing on growth opportunities across nearly all of our markets,” Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson told investors and analysts Sept. 11, 2014 at the UBS Best of Americas conference in London.
As part of an ongoing focus on community emergency preparedness and training, CSX is introducing “CSX Operation Respond,” a new mobile information system that it says “will enhance first responders’ ability to access train and cargo information in real time via their mobile devices.”

Workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario facility are expected to vote Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2014, on an agreement that would end an eight-week strike, crippling the company's delivery of light rail transit and subway vehicles.

Total U.S. and Canadian freight rail traffic, along with Mexico intermodal volume, continued to gain ground during the week ending Sept. 6, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 11. Only Mexican freight carload traffic declined.

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