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December 12, 2017
Norfolk Southern began operating trains across its new Portageville Bridge on Dec. 11, following two years of construction.
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December 12, 2017
It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) passenger trains and CSX and...
texas-central-names-mclane-chairman-of-the-board
December 11, 2017
Texas Central has announced that Drayton McLane, Jr. has been appointed chairman of its board. McLane is known for his work as a successful businessman and former Houston Astros owner.  
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December 11, 2017
Caltrain has announced that John Funghi will serve as chief officer of the Caltrain Modernization Program.  
ntsb-reauthorization-bill-aims-to-increase-communication-transparency
December 11, 2017
A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency.

tsb-finds-quebec-crash-partially-due-to-obstructed-crossing-signals
December 11, 2017
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said a key factor in a September 2016 collision between a VIA Rail passenger train and a tractor-trailer in Quebec was an obstructed view of the crossing warning...
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December 11, 2017
The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has promoted Clark Hopp, vice president of engineering, to serve as chief operating officer (COO) beginning Jan. 1, 2018.  
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December 08, 2017
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors approved two 20-year renewable energy power purchase agreements Dec. 7 in an effort to improve the climate footprint of the Bay Area's transportation sector.  
panynj-approves-2018-budgets-approves-superstorm-sandy-repairs
December 08, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency's 2018 Budget consisting of $3.2 billion for operating expenses and $3.4 billion for capital expenses on Dec. 7. Additionally,...
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December 08, 2017
Norfolk Southern (NS) provided training to 3,241 first responders on the company's safety train in 2017.  

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