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September 30, 2014
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin & Southern has reopened an 11-mile line between Madison, Fitchburg, and Oregon, this week. The line serves a new Lycon sand... More »
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CHICAGO – Riders on Chicago's commuter railroad now have more flexibility when traveling with their bicycles. Metra is revising its “Bikes on Trains... More »
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara Metropolitan Transportation Commission has allocated $8 million in federal funding for the Valley Transportation Aut... More »
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. been awarded a project to modernize traction equipment in 46 Intercity Express 2 high-speed trains by Germany's Deutsche Bahn AG. The ... More »
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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – Greenbrier has filed comments with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration supporting proposed new standards for ta... More »
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WASHINGTON – More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the second quarter of 2014, according to the American Public Transpor... More »
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