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Willmar Wye project earns environmental sign off from FRA, FHWA The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Highway Administration have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project (Willmar Wye).

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Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) will begin increasing track speed on June 4 from 25 to 49 miles per hour along a stretch of line in Louisiana.   The increases will take place on 2.6 miles...
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Union Pacific plans to spend $41 million in Wyoming rail this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.   $38 million of the Wyoming budget...
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Weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads continued to strengthen, to 526,970 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 13, a gain of 5.7 percent from the same week in 2016. Overall traffic totaled 255,361...
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.   "I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Highway Administration have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project (Willmar Wye).   The Minnesota Department of Transportation...

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The government of Canada proposed legislation aimed at providing air passengers more protection and choice and improving the nation's freight rail system through investment and safety measures. Transport Canada says the legislation, called the Transportation Modernization...
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Union Pacific plans to spend $48.1 million in Utah this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.   The majority of the Utah spend, $40.3...
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Kansas City Southern Railway Co. is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Pittsburg, Heavener and Shreveport Subdivisions. Rail, crosstie and crossing improvements are planned in 20 communities between Neosho,...
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would share its vision for an infrastructure plan soon, specifying within the next several weeks during a speech. Sec. Chao spoke May 15 at the...
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new study conducted by Morning Consult on the opening day of Infrastructure Week 2017 that shows voters believe infrastructure matters and they support more investment in it. "Voters want...

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