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BNSF to spend $260 million in Illinois, Oklahoma this year BNSF plans to invest $260 million in its Illinois and Oklahoma network as part of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.

bnsf-to-spend-260-million-in-illinois-oklahoma-this-year
BNSF plans to invest $260 million in its Illinois and Oklahoma network as part of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.   As with is previously announced plans for Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington state, the...
canadian-railway-accidents-up-per-tsb-preliminary-numbers
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its preliminary transportation occurrence statistics for 2017. Total railway incidents were up, but still in line with five-year averages. TSB says it, along with Transport Canada, the transportation...
quebec-transshipment-center-awarded-government-funds
A project to develop a railroad transshipment center at the regional industrial park in Saint-Tite, Quebec has been awarded funds from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). The CA$847,378 (US$671,382) in support of the...
ncrr-high-point-partner-on-rail-improvements
The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) and the city of High Point, N.C., are tackling $5.1 million in improvements to the railroad corridor and drainage in the city's downtown.     The NCRR said it is allocating $3.6...
house-ti-committee-holds-ptc-hearing
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on Feb. 15 examining the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). Juan D. Reyes III, chief counsel, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Edward Hamberger, president and CEO,...

ntsb-issues-three-safety-recs-following-lirr-csx-amtrak-incidents
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued three urgent safety recommendations, two to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and one to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) based on the agency's findings in two ongoing railroad...
bnsf-to-spend-375-million-on-texas-capital-program
BNSF plans to spend more than 11 percent of its total capital program in Texas this year, with nearly half of the $375 million state plan going toward maintenance projects.   BNSF's maintenance work in Texas in...
bnsf-details-capital-programs-for-montana-missouri-and-kansas
BNSF unveiled details of its planned $385 million capital plan across Montana, Missouri and Kansas. The focus of all three state programs will be on maintenance projects. BNSF says the largest component of its $135 million...
senate-confirms-batory-as-fra-administrator
The Senate by voice vote early Tuesday evening, Feb. 13, confirmed Ronald Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator, the nation's rail safety watchdog agency.     Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) removed a hold on a Batory confirmation...
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Heath Hall, the acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, the nation's rail safety watchdog, resigned Feb. 11 amid allegations that he was working a second job as a public relations consultant.     Hall was appointed as...

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