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Chicagoland's Metra on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, joined local elected officials and to mark the completion of a $4.5 million renovati0on of Metra's Cicero Station on the BNSF Line.

ZTR Control Systems says that its Rail Division products are now in use in Africa, Australia, Europe, and all of the Americas, and this growing demand has prompted an increasing need for qualified personnel—30% more by year-end 2014.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Vincent Lombardi a Supervisory Resident Engineer in its New York City office to oversee construction of the entrance to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue station for MTA New York City Transit’s Second Avenue Subway. PB is providing construction manag ...
In 2008, Congress passed PRIIA (Passenger Rail Improvement and Investment Act). Among its many provisions, it allows Amtrak to work with the Federal Railroad Administration to set metrics and minimum standards for assessing passenger rail service performance. Those standards are meant to be inc ...
Cummins Inc. has begun construction of a global technical center office for its High-Horsepower Engine Business at its Seymour, Ind., facility on June 16. The Seymour Technical Center will be co-located with the Seymour Engine Plant in close proximity to 22 test cells dedicated to engine resear ...
CSX’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report “shows continued progress in 2013 on the company’s safety, environmental and community engagement initiatives,” according to Chairman, President and CEO Michael J. Ward.
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) has awarded Parsons subsidiary Delcan and the City of Ottawa its 2014 Planning Excel ...
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a contract worth up to $10 million to a joint venture of J.L. Patterson & Associates Inc. and STV Inc. for on-call ...
Plans by Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to jointly purchase a fleet of high speed trainsets have been scrapped as the two parties have acknowledged that the specifications differ too greatly.
According to a new Mineta Transportation Institute report, Modal Shift and High-Speed Rail: A Review of the Current Literature,“evidence from the high speed rail systems of Europe and Asia demonstrates that the mode is very attractive to travelers who otherwise may have chosen airlin ...
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