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CMQ promotes two in operating department The Central Maine & Québec Railway (CMQ) has announced two appointments in the New Year.  

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, announced Jan. 19 that it has completed the sale of Roadway Worker Training (RWT) to RailPros.     RailPros is a privately-held, Texas-based consulting firm focused on rail engineering, design and management....
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American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President Linda Bauer Darr outlined three critical priorities for members Jan. 18 in any considered infrastructure funding package at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "America's Infrastructure Summit:...
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The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) announced on Jan. 18 the three main areas of focus for its advocacy priorities in the New Year.     REMSA intends to focus on working with its members and associated railroad...
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The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been released for the Port of Long Beach's (POLB) proposed redeveloped of a rail yard to transition more cargo to rail. Currently, POLB says the ability to build long...
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OmniTRAX, Inc., Board Chairman Edmond Harris is resigning after being named executive vice president of operations at CSX Corporation (CSX).     OmniTRAX said the company thanks Harris for his dedication during the past four years he was...

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Veteran railroader and long-time Hunter Harrison and Jim Foote colleague Edmond L. Harris has come out of retirement a second time to head operations at CSX.     As executive vice president operations, he has responsibility for mechanical,...
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The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) will invest $2.5 million in design and construction of a rail spur and storage tracks for a tire manufacturer in Edgecombe County. The investment is from the railroad's economic development...
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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) received six pre-proposals from firms willing to build two transload facilities in Treasure Valley and in the mid-Willamette Valley. The Treasure Valley area project received a single proposal while the...
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U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, intercity and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing positive train control (PTC)...
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Federal and provincial funding has been committed toward freight rail analysis of Ontario's Peterborough-Toronto-Havelock-Blue Mountain corridor. The government of Canada and the province of Ontario are each contributing CA$65,000 (US$51,599) for the Peterborogh-Toronto Freight Rail Analysis...

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