Thursday, March 24, 2011

UP to give $7.4M to help schools in 22 statesBusinessWeekUnion Pacific Corp. plans to give groups in 22 states grants totaling $7.4 million this year to help improve schools. The Omaha, Neb., based railroad says it will give grants to 760 charitable organizations through its Principals' Partnership program. ...

CSX Highlights Strong Results in 2010 Annual Report, Announces Availability of ...PR Newswire (press release)JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced that proxy materials for its 2011 Annual Shareholders Meeting are now available. Consistent with the practice the company adopted in 2009, proxy materials ...

Virginia companies launch aide efforts for JapanVirginia Business MagazineNorfolk Southern Corp. is matching contributions made by its current and retired employees made to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Habitat for Humanity International and Salvation Army International Relief Fund, for the organizations' relief work ...

State announces second leg of high-speed rail projectKankakee Daily JournalDick Durbin announced Tuesday, kick-starting the second phase of a $1.2 billion high-speed rail project connecting Chicago and St. Louis. But the announcement brought its share of critics, who say the money would be better spent upgrading local ...

Lease signing for Lacassine railroad facilityKPLC-TVThe rail facility is a $3 million dollar project funded by the state and individual farmers from southwest Louisiana. Rice farmers contributed $780000 for the project. Jeff Davis Parish obtained $1.8 million in capital outlay funds from the state. ...

Greece for Sale: Want to Buy a State Railroad?Wall Street Journal (blog)Greece is looking to privatize everything from the national railroad company to regional airports and the national lottery system, Granitsas said. The planned deals are a big deal for Greece, which essentially has been frozen out of capital markets ...

Used Md. engine hailed as help for struggling commuter railBoston GlobeMBTA general manager Richard Davey examines a pre-owned locomotive, which joined the commuter rail fleet today. By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff Dingy-looking but functional, one of the T's new "pre-owned" locomotives backed into North Station for the ...

Cumbres & Toltec names new chief of staffValley Courier OnlineCHAMA, NM — Roberta E. Martinez of Chama has been named to the newly created post of Chief of Staff for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Management ...

Building the Kettle Valley RailroadBCLocalNewsThe Myra Canyon section, famous for its wooden trestles, was the highest pass of rail ever built in Canada. As the Great Northern Railway pushed into the region from the US, the Canadian Pacific Railway, through the KVR, began construction on the line ...

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