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“More Trains, More Often”: Extended Metro Service for LA Commuters

November 8, 2011

“More Trains, More Often” is the slogan coined by Los Angeles Metro to advertise their new extended services. Starting this Sunday, November 13, the Red, Purple, and Blue lines will run every 10 minutes, instead of the usual 20 minutes, from 6pm to midnight seven days a week. According to Mayor Villaraigosa, who also serves […]

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Norfolk Southern Announces Plans to Hire 500 Employees by End of 2011

November 3, 2011

Norfolk Southern announced plans to hire 500 more employees by the end of 2011 with plans to hire an additional 2,600 employees in 2012 due to more freight transportation needs and the fact that workers are retiring according to Market Watch. The railroad company has job openings in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, […]

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Freight Train Derailment Interrupts Commuter Lines Outside Chicago Suburb

November 3, 2011

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting a freight train derailment outside the Chicago suburb of Elgin which forced authorities to disrupt transit services until the site is deemed safe for travel. Around 5 a.m. this morning, eight cars derailed with three catching fire. The derailment occurred on the Canadian National rail line, which crosses the Milwaukee […]

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Maryland Purchases 54 New Cars for MARC Line

November 3, 2011

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Maryland Transit Administration approved plans to spend $153 million to buy 54 new rail cars for Maryland’s busy MARC line. These new rail cars are being purchased from Bombardier Transit Corporation, a company based in Quebec. Updating the rail cars will create seats for 3,000 additional commuters per […]

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Obama Requests Support in Passing Transportation Infrastructure Bill

November 3, 2011

In a speech presented Wednesday, President Obama urged lawmakers to make the right decision by approving a $50 billion national infrastructure project according to the Associated Press. Obama believes that passing the transportation section of his American Jobs Act would immediately employ about 1 million construction workers nationally to help rebuild roads, railways, and airplane […]

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CA High-Speed Rail To Cost $98.5 Billion

November 1, 2011

The price of the California bullet train continues to rise according to the Los Angeles Times. Prior to project revisions, a high-speed train in California was supposed to cost an estimated $43 billion with an end date in 2020. However, according to recent reports, the revised plan, which is supposed to be unveiled later today, […]

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