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UP updates PTC progress; plans to increase Minnesota track speed Union Pacific (UP) gave an update on its progress toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) and also announced plans to increase track speeds in southwest Minnesota following completion of a project.

up-updates-ptc-progress-plans-to-increase-minnesota-track-speed
Union Pacific (UP) gave an update on its progress toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) and also announced plans to increase track speeds in southwest Minnesota following completion of a project.   UP says progress PTC made...
rsi’s-simpson-to-retire-o’malley-named-president
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) said Mike O'Malley will become president of the association on Feb. 1, 2018, when current president, Tom Simpson, is scheduled to retire. Simpson joined RSI (formerly known as the Railway Progress...
delachaux-group-bringing-rail-businesses-under-pandrol-brand
The Delachaux Group is launching a rebranding effort aimed at bringing the entirety of its rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The Delachaux Group says the move enhances its commitment to the rail infrastructure market and...
usdot-issues-final-rule-to-expand-drug-testing-panel
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a final rule to expand its current drug testing panel to include a greater array of opioids among USDOT-regulated industries.   USDOT says the move is an effort to "enhance...
truck-to-rail-coal-facility-to-be-built-in-indiana
Sunrise Coal, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hallador Energy, and Norfolk Southern have signed a Side Track Agreement to construct a truck to rail coal loading facility. The facility known as the Princeton Loop will...

massdot-releases-freight-plan-applies-for-federal-grant-to-upgrade-necr
A draft Massachusetts Freight Plan has been released in a bid to engage stakeholders within the commonwealth on how cargo moves through the region and how to plan for future needs.   The draft plan, developed by...
cp-orders-new-track-evaluation-car-from-ensco-rail
Canadian Pacific (CP) awarded a contract to ENSCO Rail to provide inspection systems for a new track evaluation car. ENSCO Rail says the car will be the newest track evaluation car in the CP fleet and...
transport-canada-to-incorporate-rail-condition-data-into-future-inspections
Transport Canada will incorporate rail surface condition data into its inspection cycles; following a recommendation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).   "Rail safety is a top priority for Transport Canada and the department aims...
howard-street-tunnel-expansion-plans-implode
Plans to expand the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore came to a halt as CSX has decided not to pursue the project.   Height restrictions within the 121-year-old tunnel prevent the shipment of double-stacked intermodal containers by...
snc-lavalin-acquires-asset-management-firm
SNC-Lavalin has acquired Data Transfer Solutions LLC (DTS) for $45 million. The company says the acquisition will add to the capabilities of SNC-Lavalin's Atkins sector and will enhance service offerings in digital asset management for...

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