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Ontario and the city of Toronto Thursday planned to announce a revised C$12.4 billion plan to extend the Toronto Transit Commission’s Sheppard subway line in two directions, and to build a new Eglinton light rail line from Jane Street to Kennedy Station. The province will spend $8. ...
Ontario’s legislature Wednesday, in a 68-9 vote, passed a law banning Toronto Transit Commission workers from striking, declaring TTC to be an essential service. The move came even as the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113’s contract with TTC ends Thursday at midnight. ...
Officials in Fort Worth, Tex.—perhaps eyeing nearby Dallas’s determination to expand passenger rail opportunities—have noted their city ranks among the lowest in U.S. public transit use, and are calling for expedited action in adding rail to the city’s mix. Fort W ...
BNSF Railway on Wednesday said it has released four new mobile applications that enable customers to manage their BNSF shipments on their smart phones. The new applications— Unit Trace, Switch and Release, Coal Train Tracing and Driver Lot Location (DLL)— are now available on the new BNS ...
30 March 2011

FTA OKs TriMet

Portland, Ore.’s TriMet said Tuesday the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved its planned 7.3-mile MAX light rail transit extension to suburban Milwaukie. The approval moves the project into final design phase, which will last about a year. ...
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has announced the availability of seven (7) undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance. REMSA says the scholarships this year include two $5,000 President’s Scholarships and five individual scholarships at $2,000 each. ...
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) Tuesday expressed support for plans by the Obama Administration, in its 2012 Department of Transportation budget recommendations, calling for creating a new national freight plan and policy. CAGTC is a coalition of mo ...
Union Pacific has launched a new Plant-to-Port transportation and transload program that it says will initially serve distillers dried grains (DDG) customers but is designed to handle bulk grain and processed grain products. The program provides customer product transfer from covered hop ...
Seven railroad labor organizations have petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration for enhanced safety standards to protect rail workers and the public from hazmat accidents. Citing a “doubling in the number of damaged or leaking hazardous materials containers shipped by rail&r ...
More than 100 OBIS trains on run by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Netherlands Railways, or NS) are now equipped with onboard WiFi capabilities, according to Nomad Digital. ...
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