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Mizzou professor looks to tackle challenge of why weeds like crossings A plant scientist at the University of Missouri, Reid Smeda, has been working for more than a decade to help make railroad crossings safer through vegetation management with herbicides.

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have selected Plenary Infrastructure ERMF as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the East Rail Maintenance Facility (ERMF) project. The facility is being built in Whitby to...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed his "2015 Opportunity Agenda" initiative, which includes a six-point plan outlining his vision to strengthen and modernize New York's infrastructure, including an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport.
Sound Transit has been approved for a $1.33-billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for construction of the East Link Light Rail Extension Project.
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Metro-North is starting 2015 with rebuilding efforts and attention to major safety initiatives. The track improvements that defined 2014 are moving along and the railroad also expects continued progress as the last of the 405...
Koppers Inc. has acquired the creosote distribution business of KMG Chemicals, Inc., for $12.5 million plus the fair market value of inventory, which is estimated at $3 million. In addition to inventory, the acquisition includes...

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In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a Canadian Pacific train derailed when a wheel flange struck and climbed a switch point and then fell between the switch point...
CSX, in partnership with North Carolina Department of Transporation, will begin construction on a series of projects to build universal crossovers on the CSX A-line in three eastern North Carolina locations: South Weldon, Enfield and...
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CSX Corporation had a lot of good news for investors during this mornings Quarter 4 2014 earnings conference call including record fourth-quarter 2014 net earnings. The railroad also unveiled that it will target a $2.5-billion...
Alpha Products, Inc., a metal fabrication and stamping company based in Bedford Park, Ill., has completed its sale to a new ownership group led by John Marks of LEJAK & Associates.
IntegriCo Composites, manufacturer of recycled plastic crossties, is now producing its product for five Class 1 railroads in North America.