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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors Tuesday said it voted unanimously to increase the capital budget for fiscal year 2011 MetroRail Expansion project from $158 million to $343.5 million. ...
Union Pacific said Tuesday its 2010 employee safety performance was the best in the company’s nearly 150-year history. Union Pacific’s full-year employee reportable injury rate was 1.37, a 6% improvement over the previous best of 1.45 established in 2009. ...
Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, said Tuesday it has signed a $15 million contract with a Class I railroad. The railroad, which was not identified, has agreed to purchase a minimum of $5 million per year of Axi ...
U.S. Class I railroads called train crews back to work at a steady pace in 2010, with the result that transportation (train and engine) employment increased 9.21% to 62.027 during the year. ...

UP-GensetIt’s good for the environment. It’s sound business practice. And it’s a strong argument for keeping railroads deregulated. 

The Association of American Railroads Affiliated Laboratory Program is a primary way in which the railroads maintain awareness of, adopt, and assimilate new technologies. This program also provides a pool of highly skilled university engineering and science experts who are familiar with railroads ...

While railroads have come a long way toward maximum utilization of their plant and workforce, the journey isn’t over. History tells us that in a healthy industry, every year brings its share of productivity breakthroughs.

The National Railroad Passenger Corp., Amtrak, began operating on May 1, 1971, with a fleet of aging equipment inherited from the freight railroads, which had been relieved of their obligation to operate intercity passenger services by the federal government. Forty years later, Amtrak is hauling rec ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has upset the implementation schedule for central Florida’s planned SunRail regional passenger rail service, by freezing state funding intended for the project. ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $750,000 grant to study the expansion of Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor, currently established between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, west from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The grant is from FRA’s fiscal year 20 ...
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