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LIRR strike averted as deal is struck New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, July 17, 2014, that an anticipated strike by Long Island Rail Road workers, due to begin Sunday, July 20, has been averted.

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The general counsel for Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has moved to defuse complaints from NWP's Vice President Jacob Park related to implementing passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties in northern California. In a letter dated July 4, 2014,...
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Schellville, Calif.-based short line Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has expressed displeasure with recent actions undertaken by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) actions that the freight railroad says is disrupting its service capabilities. In a letter dated July 4, 2014, sent...
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The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority has appointed public transit veteran Stephen G. Bland as its new CEO, effective August 25, 2014. During his 28-year transit career, Bland has held senior management roles in several agencies of various sizes. The MTA’s search...
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Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., the former head of the Washington State Department of Transportation Rail Division and a highly respected national figure in passenger railroading, died July 7, 2014 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He was 52. Between 1991...
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New Jersey Transit has implemented a $2.019 billion operating budget and a $1.203 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2014. The FY 2015 operating budget “reflects a stable level of state, federal and other reimbursements, which...

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New Jersey Transit has implemented a $2.019 billion operating budget and a $1.203 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2014. The FY 2015 operating budget “reflects a stable level of state, federal and other reimbursements, which...
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Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options. When Railway Age detailed the debut of Los Angeles's 22-mile Blue Line Light Rail Transit, linking the City...
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J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) said it has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for finalizing the design of a double track project along Metrolink's Ventura County Line, north of...
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Keolis Commuter Services officially began operating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 14 regional passengers rail lines as midnight arrived Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014. The company said the service began "with a pledge to increase on-time performance and improve safety, cleanliness,...
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durban (D) joined Union Pacific President and COO Lance Fritz Friday, June 27, 2014, to announce a joint $90 million addition of a third track to Metra's West Line. Both UP and...