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Watco names McNichol SVP government relations Laura McNichol has been named senior vice president of government and industry relations at Watco Companies.

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plans to hold three seminars across the country to discuss regulations pertaining to drug testing and safety-related employee training.   FRA says the day-long seminars will focus on the June 2017 amendment...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is retiring the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program name and will award the $1.5 billion available in discretionary grant funding as Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development...
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Laura McNichol has been named senior vice president of government and industry relations at Watco Companies. McNichol joined Watco in January 2017 as vice president of government and industry relations and is based in Washington, D.C....
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Rep. Scotty Perry (R-PA-4), a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, joined representatives from Aaron Enterprises Inc., Genesee and Wyoming Inc., and other Pennsylvania businesses on April 20 for a tour and...
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The League of Railway Women (LRW) inducted Kathy Keeney, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) vice president of Member Engagement & Sales, into the LRW Hall of Fame.     Keeney was recognized with the inaugural...

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In a change of leadership for one of its divisions, Paul Lauritzen has joined R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC as vice president of transportation.     Lauritzen will be responsible for directing and overseeing the operations of...
ntsb-cites-fatigue-in-roswell-nm-accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named fatigue as the probable cause of a 2015 accident between two Southwestern Railroad trains in Roswell, N.M., that left one engineer dead and a conductor seriously injured. The accident,...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) annual meeting April 9-10 gave the Louisville & Indiana Railroad reason to celebrate, as the railroad was honored with three awards.     The railroad's transportation director, Jeremy Kramer,...
genesee-wyoming-adds-two-new-directors-to-board
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced last week the appointment of Cynthia L. Hostetler and Bruce J. Carter to its board of directors.     GWI said the new appointments expand the board to include 12 directors, 11...
smart-addresses-fra-interest-in-autonomous-trains
The International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers urged union members in an April 9 post on its website to take notice of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has request for...

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