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Caltrain management on Thursday announced it has negotiated a proposed contract with TransitAmerica Services Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., to operate the San Francisco-San Jose Peninsula rail system and that it will recommend the contract for approval to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board at it ...
U.S. Class I railroads employed 158,916 people in mid-July, up 3.84% from July 2010, but down 0.27%—or 424 workers—from June 2011. The year-over-year gain was highest in the Transportation (train and engine) or train crew group. The July number, 63,556, was up 5.14% from July ...
In a volatile economy punctuated by wild stock market swings, the stock prices of several major railroads slid “as the broader market tumbled on concerns about the fragility of the economy and a report that said traffic on U.S. railroads fell last week,” the Associated Press reported ...
The GBS Group, a software development engineering and technical services firm, said Thursday VIA Rail Canada had awarded the company a contract provide a real-time Train Status Information (TSI) system. ...

Hampton Roads Transit and the city of Norfolk, Va., Thursday evening began celebrating the debut of the 7.4-mile, $318 million light rail line with a ribbon-cutting ceremony near MacArthur Square to mark the occasion (photo at left).

San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System on Thursday planned to activate PCC streetcar 529, built in 1949 for use in San Francisco, on the Silver Line downtown loop of the city’s light rail transit system. MTS and others note 1949 was when San Diego terminated trolley service. ...
Robert (Bob) Scesny, account manager for Invensys Rail Corp. and 30-plus year member of the railroad supply industry, died, unexpectedly, on Aug. 7, 2011, at age 64. Scesny joined Invensys Rail, then Safetran Systems Corp., in 1997. His current assignment was account manager for Kansas ...
Nearly 80% of U.S. public transit system have raised fares or cut service, or plan to do so shortly, in response to declines in local and state funding support, a survey released by the American Public Transportation Association said Wednesday. ...
ARG Trans said Tuesday it has signed an interim contract with the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to operate the Coos Bay rail line, known as Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR). ...
Canadian Minister for Public Safety Vic Toews said Tuesday in a press interview, “Upon careful review of the business case and despite some significant financial constraints, the Canada Border Services Agency has decided that it will continue to provide publicly funded border clearance servic ...
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