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BNSF Railway reportedly is investing about $680 million to tap a 29% increase in exports of specialty grains headed for Asia. BNSF is concentrating its investment in its container yards, mostly Midwest where most corn and soybeans are grown. ...
Union Pacific's board of directors voted Thursday to increase its quarterly common share dividend by 26% to 60 cents per share, payable Jan 2. to stockholders of record on Nov. 30. ...
U.S. freight carload volume rose 0.5% for the week ending Nov. 12, 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume advanced 5.2% for the week, measured against the comparable week one year ago, AAR said. ...
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract to install an new INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system at Munich Airport in Germany. The contract, signed with Terminal 2 Betriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. oHG, represented by FM Bau (Flughafen München Baugesell ...
The bistate Delaware River Port Authority board Wednesday named John D. Rink as the new general manager of PATCO, the rapid transit line linking Philadelphia with its New Jersey suburbs. Rink succeeds Robert Box, who retired last April. Rink had served as a technical supervisor in PATCO' ...
Russian Railways (RZD) Thursday said that the company, through its subsidiary Transcontainer, has organized for a demonstration container freight train to travel along the route between Nahodka-Vostochnaya (in the port city of Nahodka on Russia’s Far Eastern Railway) to Shushari (in St. Pet ...

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released its Final Proposed Budget for 2012 as well as an updated four-year Financial Plan.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) has hired HDR, Inc. to rehabilitate the Greenville Yard in Jersey City, N.J., to improve ongoing rail-to-barge-to-rail freight movements across New York Harbor. The transload site, potentially a key freight component of cross-Hudson River traff ...
 

stb_logo.jpg"The ‘STB Way’ is a culture of collaboration, collegiality, and innovation. It’s a focus on getting the job done,” said STB Chairman Daniel R. ElliottIII, as he announced the award on Wednesday. “Every employee should be proud of our ranking and what it says about their dedication and hard work.”

This was the fifth year of the survey, conducted by the Partnership for Public Service along with The American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. --> For the third consecutive year, the Partnership for Public ranked the Surface Transportation Board No. 1 on its Best Places to Work list among federal agencies with fewer than 2,000 workers. The STB, which is responsible for the economic regulation of railroads, has 141 employees.& ...
Given previous years in its existence where “zero funding” was a mantra for its critics, Amtrak may do better than expected in its federal fiscal year 2012 budget, reported out of conference committee Tuesday night. But its operations funding will be somewhat lean. ...
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