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NS plans $2.4 billion capital expenditure program in 2015 Norfolk Southern is targeting a $2.4-billion capital expenditure program in 2015 the railroad revealed during its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results presentation. This year's program reflects a $277-million increase over the railroad's 2014 program.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a plan to fix Minnesota's aging transportation systems, which would invest $6 billion over the next 10 years to address the state's highway funding deficit, invest $2.356 billion in...
A North American Class 1 railroad with a large switching yard located in Louisville, Ky., has chosen to upgrade their existing RailComm yard control system.   The upgrade includes the installation of new computer hardware infrastructure to...
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Norfolk Southern is targeting a $2.4-billion capital expenditure program in 2015 the railroad revealed during its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results presentation. This year's program reflects a $277-million increase over the railroad's 2014 program.  "Norfolk...
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Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) completed major construction on a four-lane roadway underpass and a two-track railroad bridge carrying freight trains over Baldwin Avenue, north of Valley Boulevard in the City of El Monte, Calif.   To...
Union Pacific says its 2014 annual employee safety performance was the best in company history. Employees achieved a 0.98 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous record established in 2012. The 0.98 reportable rate is an 11...

Recent track upgrades meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards will allow Union Pacific to increase the speed of its trains in several locations on its rail line between Arlington and Picacho, Ariz.   Increased...
Canadian Pacific has appointed Timothy Marsh to senior vice-president sales and marketing, effective Feb. 1, 2015.   Marsh joins CP from Cosco where he had been executive vice-president North America Trade Division. His career at Cosco began...
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BNSF announced plans for a $6-billion capital expenditure program in November and has revealed more details about where and on what the money will be spent.   The 2015 capital plan is the company's largest planned capital...
Canadian National has negotiated a tentative labor agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) union.   The four-year agreement would provide wage increases and benefit improvements to approximately 180 employees. The union is...
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Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National, says CN's substantial investments in its U.S. Midwest operations, particularly the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway (EJ&E), are keeping its network fluid, helping the railroad...