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February 22, 2018
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a refuse truck was on the grade crossing after gates were lowered when it was hit by Special Amtrak Train 923 in Crozet, Va.
new-york-state-has-265-million-available-for-rail-and-port-grants
February 22, 2018
New York state has $26.5 million in funds available for rail and port projects as part of the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program.
trimet-names-interim-gm
February 22, 2018
The TriMet Board of Directors has named Shelley Devine, the transit agency's current general counsel, as its new interim general manager.  
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February 22, 2018
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has appointed Catherine Rinaldi as the sixth President of MTA Metro-North Railroad, the first woman to serve in that capacity.  
siemens-to-provide-substations-for-sound-transit-expansions
February 21, 2018
Siemens will provide the power infrastructure for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) light-rail system's latest expansion, officials announced.  

bnsf-to-spend-260-million-in-illinois-oklahoma-this-year
February 21, 2018
BNSF plans to invest $260 million in its Illinois and Oklahoma network as part of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.
canadian-railway-accidents-up-per-tsb-preliminary-numbers
February 20, 2018
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.
quebec-transshipment-center-awarded-government-funds
February 20, 2018
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).
hntb-names-pizzurro-transit-and-rail-practice-leader-for-ny-nj
February 20, 2018
HNTB has named Joseph Pizzurro, PE, as its new transit and rail practice leader.  
ncrr-high-point-partner-on-rail-improvements
February 20, 2018
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.  

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