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At least $1.5 billion of the $2 billion belatedly added to Fiscal Year 2011 budget cuts last week come from the Obama Administration’s high speed rail initiative, along with some urban programs, analysts said Monday. Congressional leaders late Friday agreed to cutting $38 billion from the FY11 ...
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is offering grants for station planning to seven cities located near the project's initial construction segment in the state’s Central Valley. ...
Amtrak’s Portal Bridge, considered one of the Northeast Corridor’s weakest infrastructure links, has received $38.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for design work, in preparation for the bridge’s eventual replacement. ...
The congressional budget accord reached late Friday night, averting a federal government shutdown, has in essence evaporated $271 million New Jersey forfeited, then sought to reclaim, for transit purposes. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued to seek the funding for New Jersey transp ...
Ansaldo STS subsidiary Ansaldo STS Australia has been awarded a A$96 million (US$101 million) railway signaling and communications contract by Rio Tinto Iron Ore. The award is the first major contract to be awarded under the Framework Agreement established by Ansaldo STS and Rio Tinto Iron Ore last ...
With the threat of a government shutdown at midnight Friday night/Saturday morning looming, Federal Transit Administrator Peter M. Rogoff has released a “Dear Colleague” letter outlining FTA’s plans and curtailed activity. ...
Kansas City Southern has entered into a comprehensive new agreement for tie disposal with St. Louis-based Wood Energy Group, a wholly-owned subsidiaryof Banyan Rail Services Inc. ...
Backers of Detroit’s planned Woodward Avenue light rail transit line now say the line won’t open until 2015, two years later than originally expected. But the line will open in its entirety, and not in segments, under the new schedule. “Our goal is to have an operati ...
Amtrak, determined to sell its utility amidst a background of serious budget cuts and threats, has reported its 17th consecutive month of year-over-year ridership growth, with the railroad anticipating an annual ridership record for fiscal year 2011, which ends September 30. ...
Robert H. Glines, an icon in the railway signaling and communications supplier community for many years, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan, N.Y. He was 70. ...
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