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Brian Brundige, Operations Manager at Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc. and The Railway Educational Bureau, Omaha, has been promoted to Director, effective Jan. 1. Brundige succeeds Pat Kentner, who has retired after serving as Director for 21 years. ...
The Department of Transportation said Wednesday it and the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) have reached an agreement officially releasing $98 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the National Gateway. Construction will begin on a key corridor of the National Gate ...
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it has signed a seven-year contract with the City and County of Denver, Department of Aviation(CCD), to operate and maintain the INNOVIA APM 100 automated peoplemover system at Denver International Airport (DIA) from 2011 to 2017. The contract is valued at ap ...
President Obama has nominated Ann D. Begeman, Republican staff director for the Senate Commerce Committee, to fill the Republican seat on the Surface Transportation Board now held by Chip Nottingham, whose term expires Dec. 31. Senate confirmation is required. ...
The Federal Transit Administration Tuesday announced $25.7 million in grant money through the Alternative Analysis grant program for 24 applicants to help evaluate and select the best options for new or expanded transit systems in their communities. FTA says it reviewed 67 applications from 30 ...
Canadian National has completed construction of the first major rail connection resulting from its acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. CN said the C$5 million connection at Griffith, Ind., creates a direct route for CN freight trains moving between Kirk Yard in Gary, Ind., and poin ...
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Tuesday it has shipped a second batch of its award-winning PowerHaul Locomotives to customer Freightliner Group Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The five locomotives, part of a 30-unit order, were manufactured at GE’s Erie plant, and will join the first batch ...
The House of Representatives Tuesday approved by voice vote House Resolution H.R. 5809, a five-year extension of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The bill already was approved by the Senate Dec. 16, and is expected to be signed by President Obama, according to the Maryland-based ...
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday announced that the state and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement presaging the return of daily intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., for the first time since 1977, using part of NS' Heartland Corridor between Petersburg and Norfolk. Amtrak s ...
The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) says Ohio will enhance its freight traffic importance with the signing of a series of agreements that allows engineering and construction to get under way on a key portion of the $183 million, multi-state CSX National Gateway project. ...
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