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EDA grants $1.2 million to Mississippi rail spur project The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the city of Newton, Mississippi, to help expand rail access to the Newton Industrial Park.

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A 2,000-linear-foot tunnel that will host light-rail service in Bellevue, Wash., as part of Sound Transit's East Link, is now under construction. The tunnel will be approximately one-third of a mile long when completed and run...
connecticut-bond-commission-approves-additional-funds-for-nhhs-rail-program
The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved an additional $50 million in funding for the New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. The funds, approved at the Feb. 1, 2017 meeting, will support the design and environmental permitting for new...
eda-grants--million-to-mississippi-rail-spur-project
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the city of Newton, Mississippi, to help expand rail access to the Newton Industrial Park. According to grantee estimates, the...
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Legislation has been introduced into the U.S. Senate that would make permanent a tax credit used to repair and upgrade shortline and regional railroads.   Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced the Building...
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Ottawa's planned Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project is expanding its scope with a proposal that would extend the project to the west, south and east. Stakeholders also explained a recommended procurement model for the...

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Three shortlisted teams have been invited to submit a Request for Proposals by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project.   The three teams were selected based on...
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French Railways operator SNCF is busy connecting its entire rail system using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud that the tech company said will allow SNCF to enhance customer experiences, operational efficiency...
tsb-calls-on-transport-canada-to-develop-strategies-to-mitigate-severity-of-dangerous-goods-derailments
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is calling for Transport Canada to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods, following its investigation into the derailment and fire of a Canadian...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) launched a new safety initiative aimed at providing small railroads with seasonal safety tips. The Safety Tip Tuesday program is meant to be posted in breakrooms and discussed during daily...
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Canadian National has planned a CA$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) capital program in 2017, down CA$25 million (US$19 million) from 2016.   Executives noted during the Class 1's 2016 Fourth Quarter Earnings call that 2017 does not contain...

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