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Oregon DOT approves nearly $12 million for rail projects The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $12 million in funding for rail projects statewide.

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CDPQ Infra announced Aug. 24 that the company has entered an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to further its Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project.   Through the new agreement, CDPQ Infra will acquire the aerial structure...
university-of-huddersfield-finds-cost-effective-way-to-increase-crossing-safety
A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train. The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) awarded funding to the...
union-pacific-named-railroad-of-the-year
Union Pacific Railroad has been awarded the title of Railroad of the Year by the Railway Industrial Clearance Association (RICA), adding to the railroad’s list of more than a dozen awards in 2016.   The railroad said...
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CSX Transportation (CSX) has announced that longer, faster trains—and more of them—will travel along an Indiana route as early as Sept. 7.   The developments are expected to boost the capacity and efficiency of trains between Seymour...
ctc-allocates-55m-to-rail-safety-projects-in-california
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.   The source of the funds includes $732.7 million from the State...

oregon-dot-approves-nearly--million-for-rail-projects
The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $12 million in funding for rail projects statewide.  The five rail investments are among 39 total approved multimodal non-highway projects totaling at $49,518,726 in funding, allocated through the ConnectOregon...
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More than 20 Class 1 and shortline railroad representatives, local officials and other industry stakeholders joined HiRAIL Corporation Aug. 18 for a tour of its facility and discussion with Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA). The Railway Engineering-Maintenance...
wick-moorman-to-take-helm-of-amtrak
Charles "Wick" Moorman, retired chairman, CEO and president of Norfolk Southern will take the lead of Amtrak beginning Sept. 1.   Current Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman announced his retirement in December 2015. Moorman completed his...
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CSX Transportation (CSX) and the Louisville and Indiana Railroad (LIRC) have announced that train traffic on LIRC between Louisville, Ky., and Seymour, Ind., is set to increase within the next few weeks.   On or soon after...
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Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Commission (STC) has announced updates to the state’s 12-Year Transportation program, effective Oct. 1.   The revised plan anticipates $61.9 billion toward improvements to railroads, bridges, roads, transit systems and airports. The last update...