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DEFYING years of opposition from state and county officials, as well as resistance from some of its own members, Milwaukee Common Council approved the construction of a light rail in…
THE board of Californian commuter rail operator Caltrain has authorised the release of a design-build request for proposals (RFP) for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), the next step in…
THE board of Union Pacific Railroad (UP) approved the company's $US 4.3bn capital budget on February 5 and also voted to appoint Mr Lance Fritz as its new CEO with…
WABTEC announced on February 4 that it has acquired US signalling contractor Railroad Controls from its parent company RCL Services Group for an undisclosed sum.
UNITED States president Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget for the 2016 financial year on February 2, which includes a six-year $US 478bn surface transport reauthorisation proposal and $US 3.2bn…
THE board of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Transdev's US rail infrastructure maintenance subsidiary VTMI a $US 161m contract to maintain track, signalling, and structures on the…
NORFOLK Southern (NS) announced its annual results on January 26, revealing record revenues for the fourth consecutive year despite a continued downturn in the coal business.
UNION Pacific (UP) increased net earnings by 18% to $US 5.2bn last year, up from $US 4.4bn in 2013, while it says operating income was also up 18% at $US…
PUGET Sound regional transport authority Sound Transit has been awarded a $US 1.33bn federal loan by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund the expansion of Seattle's light…
BNSF Railway has unveiled details of major projects in its $US 6bn 2015 capital programme, the largest planned capital expenditure in the company's history, which was first announced last November.
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