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4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Metro bus fares increased

The fee hike for base fare will go up 25 cents, from $1.50 to $1.75, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This is Metro's first rate increase in four years, and comes in the midst of the biggest surge in rail construction in the city's history, the Los Angeles Times points out, noting that by the end of the year, five new lines will be under construction, spanning downtown Los Angeles, mid-Wilshire, Azusa, South L.A. and Santa Monica.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Santa Monica, CA

8 hrs ago | The Republic

Decision on trains expected soon

City and railroad officials expect a decision by next month on a plan to increase the number of trains passing through Columbus and at higher speeds. Louisville & Indiana Railroad and CSX Transportation want to start a $70 million to $90 million project converting L&I's existing jointed steel rails, which run from Louisville north to Indianapolis, to continuous welded ones along the entire stretch.

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Related Topix: Columbus, IN, Transportation, CSX Transportation

12 hrs ago | Canada NewsWire

Media advisory - Janet Drysdale, CN vice-president of investor...

CN will provide a live audio webcast of Drysdale's discussion via the Investors' section of the Company's website, www.cn.ca/en/investors . worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning and mid-America.

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Related Topix: Canadian National Railway, Transportation

16 hrs ago | MLive.com

Editorial: Uptowners, have a look-see at all downtown Bay City has to offer

This summer we welcomed hundreds of Dow Corning employees to their new home on Bay City's waterfront, Uptown Bay City. We couldn't wait to see our new neighbors strolling downtown on lunch breaks, visiting Bay City's shops and restaurants and experiencing some of this town's unique attributes.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Dow Corning, Chemicals, Bay City, MI, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Transportation, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Freight train derails in Clinton Township

A Canadian National freight train is back on track after derailing in southeastern Michigan and blocking traffic on several major roads for several hours. WWJ-AM says the train derailed about 4 a.m. Sunday in Macomb County's Clinton Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Clinton Township, MI, Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Macomb County, MI

The Fresno Bee

Commuter bus, rail fares to rise in LA

The Los Angeles Times reports that one-way Metro bus and rail fares will jump from $1.50 to $1.75 on Monday, while the cost of a monthly pass will increase from $75 to $100. The agency will also start giving riders two hours of free transfers.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Monterey County Herald

Subway tunnel damaged by Sandy restored to service

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride on a train Sunday through the Montague Tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The tunnel had been flooded with millions of gallons of water by Sandy in 2012.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, New York, Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

ABC News

Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride on a train Sunday through the Montague Tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The tunnel had been flooded with millions of gallons of water by Sandy in 2012.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Seeking Alpha

Is Union Pacific Going To Go Off The Rails With The Global Economy Waning?

I don't believe the global economy is all its cracked up to be right now, and this may drop the share price in the near future. I still like the stock but will not be purchasing any shares at this particular moment and wait more towards the ex-dividend date to pick up some shares.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific, Union Pacific Railroad

Daily Herald

Human Resources Manager - Human Resources Manager Miner Enterprises...

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Miner Enterprises is a leader in the supply of freight-car components to the railroad industry. We provide cutting edge, high quality products such as draft gears, side bearings, unloading systems, brake beams and hatch covers to all Class I and II railroads worldwide, freight car builders, private-car companies, leasing companies and con-tract freight car repair shops.

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Related Topix: Geneva, IL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Real Clear Politics

Insular Rail Industry Impedes Innovative Outsiders

Small, innovative companies in the U.S. are coming up with answers to some of the most pressing and persistent problems on America's railways. But they're being stonewalled at every turn by a hidebound, insular rail industry.

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Related Topix: Illinois

NY1

Cable Replacement on Harlem River Lift Bridge to Impact Tall Boats

Tall boats won't be able to go under the Harlem River Lift Bridge for six months starting next week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is replacing the cables that lift the span of the bridge to allow taller ships to pass underneath.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

WBRZ

Trains could cause nightmare traffic to get worse

Berthelot spoke with Union Pacific Railroad officials about more trains carrying potentially explosive Bakken oil riding the rails near LA 1. The increase happened because other train routes were shutdown to make upgrades to the rail system. Trains roll through the parish and start backing up traffic because drivers cannot turn and cross over the tracks, Berthelot said.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad, Plaquemine, LA, Addis, LA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

BNSF ending container hub service in Fresno

In this May 5, 2009 file photo, Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives are parked in a rail yard in Lincoln, Neb. A unit of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews under certain circumstances.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, San Bernardino, CA

Hispanic Business

Fitch Revises Outlook on Kansas City Southern to Positive; Ratings Affirmed at 'BBB-'

The Rating Outlook has been revised to Positive from Stable. Short-term ratings for KCSR and KCSM have been affirmed at 'F3'.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Kansas City Southern, Kansas City Southern Railway

Insurance Journal West

Illinois School District Awarded $10M in Collapsed Mine Case

An Illinois school district has been awarded nearly $10 million in a lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad after claiming a collapsed mine left an elementary school damaged. Macoupin County Judge Patrick Londrigan awarded the Gillespie School District the judgment on Sept.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad

CBS Local

NJ Transit Adds Bus Routes To Its Smartphone Ticket-Purchase App

Starting September 25th, passengers will be able to buy their monthly pass for 59 routes in South Jersey on the "MyTix" app. "Customers just have go and download the app onto their Android or or iPhone, and just follow the simple process," says New Jersey Transit spokesman William Smith.

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Related Topix: Transportation, New Jersey Transit

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

KCS Executive Vice President sells $200,000 in stock

NEW YORK - Kansas City Southern EVP Warren K. Erdman sold 1,731 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 9. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.60, for a total value of $200,103.60. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 39,768 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $4,597,181.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Kansas City Southern, Kansas City Southern Railway

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

TCRC Rail Traffic Controllers ratify six-year agreement with CP Rail

CALGARY, Alberta - Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Rail Canada Traffic Controllers announced today that a labour agreement covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada has been ratified. The agreement was ratified with a record 94 percent of votes cast in favour.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Canadian Pacific Railway, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)

AmericanBankingNews.com

Greenbrier Companies Price Target Raised to $85.00 at DA Davidson

The firm currently has a "buy" rating on the stock. DA Davidson's price target suggests a potential upside of 17.71% from the stock's previous close.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Automakers, Greenbrier Companies Inc The

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