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22 June 2011

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Davis, Calif.-based California Northern Railroad Co.,  serving the Sacramento Valley, said Wednesday it has been honored by Breathe California, an organization dedicated to fighting lung disease and advocating for clean air, with the 2011 Clean Air Champion Business Award. CFNR was recognized f ...
Union Pacific has named D. Lynn Kelley to succeed Richard R. McGlish as vice president-Continuous Improvement effective July 1, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Young. Kelley joins the railroad from Textron Inc., where she served as vice president-Operational Excelle ...
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. has unveiled the Rail Safety Challenge, a new videogame-style online experience that prepares professional drivers for situations they could face on the road. OLI says the program has been prompted by statistics showing approximately one out of four railroad crossing crash ...
AECOM Technology Corp. said Tuesday that the TrackStar Alliance, of which it is a member, has been awarded a US$15 million contract to build transit rail infrastructure in Queensland, Australia, for Queensland Rail. ...
La Grange, Ill.-based Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) on Monday said it has delivered seven Class 77 locomotives to Akiem, the leasing subsidiary of SNCF Geodis. Akiem will lease these locomotives to the cargo operating company Voies Ferrées Locales et Industrielles (VFLI). This contract was ...
Railroads and some of their biggest customers have assembled all-star panels to argue their cases as the Surface Transportation Board opens two days of hearings this week on in issue worth billions dollars to each side, depending on the outcome of the proceeding. The question is whether the federal ...
Light rail transit news in Ontario lately has been dominated by the Waterloo region, but Hamilton, Ontario, on the western edge of Lake Ontario, has quietly continued advancing its own LRT plans, with an environmental assessment due for completion by year’s end on a 10-mile route. ...
OC Transpo, overseeing public transit in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, has approved about C$35 million for the purchase of six new trains to bolster O-Train service, including a reduction in headways from 15 minutes to eight minutes by 2014. ...
A steady increase in carload and intermodal traffic means an increased need for train crews, and employment numbers released Thursday by the Surface Transportation Board underscore the connection. Transportation (train and engine) employment rose to 63,078 in mid-May, up 6.67% from a yea ...
Denton County Transportation Authority officials are ready to formally launch the latest addition to Texas passenger rail service Monday, as DCTA’s “A-Train” completes ceremonial and test runs along its 21-mile route and prepares for scheduled revenue service. ...
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