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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.

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BNSF continues to detail plans for its $6-billion capital program with $141 million estimated to be spent in California and $103 million in Kansas.
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BNSF's 2015 capital program for its operations in Oklahoma will be an estimated $118 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects.
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BNSF detailed more of its plans for its record-setting $6-billion capital program with $124 million estimated to be spend in Montana and $141 million in Colorado.
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Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has finalized the design for the new station in Hicksville, a $120-million investment meant to revitalize the region's busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and commercial development in the hamlet's...
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BNSF 's 2015 capital program for its operations in Wisconsin will be an estimated $120 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Feb. 19 was joined by Rep. G.K. Butterfield and Durham, N.C., Mayor William Bell at an event to highlight the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.
BNSF's 2015 capital program for its operations in Missouri will be an estimated $153 million for rail capacity improvement projects and maintenance.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) and local officials Feb. 17 at the proposed Brampton Road Connector in Georgia and pointed to Savannah's efforts to move freight faster and more efficiently...
Thirteen organizations in nine states will receive a share of $29 million in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Innovative Safety, Resiliency and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Demonstration funding opportunity.
BNSF's 2015 capital program for its operations in Texas will be an estimated $223 million for rail capacity improvement projects and maintenance.