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Norfolk Southern on Thursday was preparing for the possible impact of Category 3 Hurricane Irene. The railroad posted the following notice on its web site: ...
RailComm on Wednesday said it has been ranked by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. ...
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The Association of American Railroads says it is suing the federal government for giving Amtrak the “authority to promulgate binding rules governing the conduct of its contractual partners, the freight railroads.” Such authority, bestowed to Amtrak by Congress, gives the ...
The Justice Department says Minnesota Transit Constructors Inc. falsified claims related to work performed by disadvantage businesses involved with construction of Minneapolis’ Hiawatha light rail. Minnesota Transit Constructors has agreed to pay $4.6 million to resolve the ...
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida East Coast Railway reportedly is in talks with the Sunshine State officials hoping FEC will assume management and operations of ver South Florida Tri-Rail regional rail operations. ...
Canadian National announced Wednesday that it moved more than 125,000 grain cars to export terminals at Vancouver and Prince Rupert during the2010-2011 crop year ended on July 31, the most in 20 years. The Vancouver movement of 6.7 million metric tons was driven by record canola shipments of 3.9 mil ...
A study released Wednesday by the American Public Transportation Association says 74% of private sector businesses serving the public transit industry incurred flat or declining business during the past year, which APTA attributes to uncertainty in federal investment, a struggling economy, and a lac ...
Rockland, Maine-based Maine Eastern Railroad has been awarded recognized by New England Travel Magazine for its summer passenger excursion service. ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday announced proposed changes to the Federal Railroad Administration’s regulations governing installation of positive train control (PTC) systems. “PTC is now required on routes carrying poison inhalation hazard (PIH) materials ...

Though Amtrak and the NEC will benefit from both major projects, Amtrak was the official recipient only of the New Jersey upgrade portion, while New York’s Department of Transportation was awarded the funding for Harold Interlocking.

The Northeast Corridor became eligible for federal high speed rail funding last spring after Florida Gov. Rick Scott formally rejected nearly $2.4 billion in such funding for the Sunshine State's HSR project, which would have linked Orlando and Tampa.  

 

--> Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has finalized the Department of Transportation’s grant of nearly $745 million for construction along the Northeast Corridor, including two long-delayed projects. Earlier this summer House Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) sought to divert the funding tow ...
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