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Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail projects in order to facilitate a more efficient way to approve rail infrastructure.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress.   The GROW AMERICA Act reflects President Obama's vision for a six-year, $478-billion transportation reauthorization bill that invests in modernizing America's infrastructure. As lawmakers try...
According to a new survey published by Forbes magazine, CSX has been named one of "America's Best Employers". "One of CSX's core values is 'People Make the Difference' and being recognized as one of the most...
RailComm says a North American Class 1 railroad with a large switching yard located in Mississippi has chosen the company to install a yard control system.   The company will install its Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) workstation....
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Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC)—took meaningful steps forward March...
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The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) disclosed the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most Improved Award, the President's Awards, Jake...

The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop will be held August 4 - 6, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte, N.C.   "Trespassing is a leading cause of rail-related deaths....
OmniTRAX Inc.'s Billie Johnson, general manager for Newburgh & South Shore Railroad and Northern Ohio & Western Railway, has been named the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's (ASLRRA) 2014 Safety Person of the...
All Aboard Florida has hired The Vailon Group to implement its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in Miami-Dade County.   The Miami-based consulting firm will work with Suffolk Construction, the passenger-rail company's general contractor that is building...
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Canadian National has planned its annual major work program for the Quebec Bridge.   The cost of the work to be undertaken in 2015 is estimated at CA$7 million (US$5.6 million), bringing the total investment in the...
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-05), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD), submitted a letter to the THUD Subcommittee with 10 members of the Illinois House...