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The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) has ratified a labor agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada. The agreement was ratified with a record 94% of votes cast in favor.

Phase 2 of a streetcar proposal, paired with a second plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), garnered the approval of Omaha, Neb.'s City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge, may join the state's largest city as a streetcar site thanks to a $1.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, publicly announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 by the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

Detroit's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction and backed by a public-private partnership, will get a $12.2 million funding assist from federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.

Charlotte, N.C.'s City Council, in a 7-to-4 vote Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, approved an effort to obtain $75 million in federal matching funds for extending the city's initial 1.5-mile streetcar line, now under construction.

Metro-North Railroad on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 announced it has completed rebuilding a switching control house in Cos Cob, Conn., along its New Haven Line, ahead of schedule.

Metra said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 that its Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement for the line project gets under way next Monday, Sept. 15.

Caltrain is asking the its riding public to provide feedback and input on design details of its future fleet of electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains, consists that are still unfamiliar to large numbers of Californians.

Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 it and its subsidiaries will exhibit in Stand No. 103. Hall 1.2, at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, being held Sept. 23-26.

VIA Rail Canada’s second-quarter 2014 financial report shows revenue growth of 3.9% over the comparable quarter in 2013, and improved on-time performance of 8.7 percentage points, from 70.6% in 2014’s first quarter to 79.3% in the second quarter.

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