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Since the Department of Transportation announced the availability of an additional $2.4 billion for high speed rail projects last month—money granted to, and then rejected by, Florida—it has received more than 90 requests from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and ...
Thanks to a locomotive fuel tax deduction granted by the state, Union Pacific will move ahead in June with construction of a major new rail facility near Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  ...
Maine’s Department of Transportation on Tuesday said it has chosen Eastern Maine Railway as the new operator for 233 miles of state-owned right-of-way in the Penobscot and Aroostook counties, located in the northern portion of the state. The route once was owned by the Montreal, Maine and A ...
The Oklahoma City Council Tuesday approved a proposed route for its MAPS 3 streetcar line, with provisions for adjusting the route as conditions warrant. The proposed route runs in a four-mile loop, connecting the city’s midtown with Bricktown. "This represents about four mile ...
Houston’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County announced Wednesday it has awarded Siemens Industry, Inc. an $83 million contract for 19 S70 light rail vehicles, including spare parts, training, and manuals. ...
MTA New York City Transit announced Tuesday its new Help Point station communications system has begun pilot testing at two subway stations along the Lexington Avenue Line (4,5, and 6) on Manhattan’s East Side. ...
HDR/Gilbane Team, a joint venture of HDR Engineering, Inc. and Gilbane Building Co., has contracted with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to provide program management and construction management for the Green Line light rail transit extension project. 
TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences says it recently completed an over-the-road test for Transportation Technology Services (TTS) to monitor 40-meter wind-turbine blades shipped from Texas to Iowa. The company says TTS has developed a means to ensure the huge blades are held in place and properl ...
Quentin Kopp, who introduced legislation in 1996 creating the California High-Speed Rail Authority, said Monday he is stepping down from his director’s position on the authority. Kopp’s term expired last December and he asked California State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg no ...
04 April 2011

AAR lists

The Association of American Railroads says it is urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to modify six regulations that cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. AAR says it submitted the list in response to DOT’s request for comments regarding regulations issued by t ...
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