WASHINGTON –U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that seven projects will share $50 million to help make the nation’s rail system safer by facilitating deployment of Positive Train Control (PTC) collision avoidance systems and other advanced technologies.
CHICAGO – Amtrak and the Oklahoma and Texas state transportation departments are honored to announce the test of a cleaner and renewable biodiesel fuel blend to power the daily Amtrak Heartland Flyer train has made TIME magazine’s list of “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010.”
CHICAGO – Amtrak announced another new record for Amtrak passenger train ridership in Illinois. Fiscal year-end figures released show healthy increases throughout the nation and particularly in the Midwest.
OMAHA, Neb. — G.I. Jobs has named Union Pacific Railroad as one of America’s top military-friendly employers for 2010. Ranked No. 12, it is the seventh time in eight years the nation’s premier career guide for military job seekers has named Union Pacific to its list.
MINNEAPOLIS — On Nov. 11, all Canadian Pacific trains in Canada and the United States will safely halt at 11 a.m. local time, observe two minutes of respect in silence and then sound a long train whistle in tribute.