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Union Pacific Railroad’s Linda Brandl, vice president-Automotive, is recognized in the 10th annual Women Worth Watching feature of the September/October edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal. Brandl developed and implemented market strategy and managed customer relationships for Union Pacif ...
The Federal Transit Administration has granted approval to begin preliminary engineering for the Southwest Corridor, the third proposed light rail transit line for Minnesota’s Twin Cities. The 15-mile line would link downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn. Construction is ong ...
The United Transportation Union announced that its members in each of the six crafts eligible to vote, by a 60%-40% margin, have ratified a national rail contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, that provides 17% wage increase over 60 months (18.24% when compounded). ...
02 September 2011

FTA OKs Detroit LRT plans

The Federal Transit Administration on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Detroit to proceed with its plans for light rail transit in the Motor City. ...
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Thursday said it has completed its acquisition of the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital. ...
In the coming decades, America faces an infrastructure crisis. Freight volume in the U.S. is projected to grow by 70% by 2020. We are already seeing the first inklings of the crisis. Gridlock chokes many of our cities, and the problem is worsening as freight traffic continues to build and underfu ...
Global trends, including tight oil supplies, almost guarantee more U.S. rail transit. Growth will come, even if federal support shrinks. Federal capital grants for rail transit started in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson signed the Urban Mass Transit Act. To continue bui ...

U.S. railroads are a vital link to our nation’s economic future. They serve nearly every agricultural, industrial, wholesale, retail, and resource-based sector of the economy. Our freight trains touch almost every part of American lives.

With 736 railroads reporting, the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis late Wednesday issued a preliminary report showing that 5,257 accidents/incidents were recorded during the first six months of 2011, 7.9% fewer than in the corresponding period of 2010. Ra ...
Both U.S. freight carload volume and U.S. intermodal traffic declined for the week ending Aug. 27, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. freight carload volume dipped 0.8% for the week against the comparable period last year, while intermodal declined 0.5% compared with the s ...
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