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British Columbia commits funds toward future E&N rail line The British Columbia government has affirmed its commitment to provide CA$7 million (US$5.4 million) to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.

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The British Columbia government has affirmed its commitment to provide CA$7 million (US$5.4 million) to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.   "The government...
Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) recently selected RailComm's computer-aided dispatch system to operate six of its railroads located in U.S.   Dispatch is being provided to more than 400 miles of non-signaled territory mainline track. Dispatching operations will...
HNTB Corporation hired Jimmy Thompson as principal tunnel engineer in its national tunnel practice out of its Oakland, Calif., office. Thompson has 30 years of experience in the design and construction of large infrastructure projects...
The Senate Finance Committee met to debate legislation put forward by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to extend expiring tax credits, including the Section 45G railroad track maintenance credit.   The 45G, or Short Line Tax Rehabilitation credit,...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a comprehensive, focused safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway's (NY&A) safety culture and management practices.   This review follows FRA's launch of an investigation into the July...

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Lisa Raitt, Canada's minister of transport, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Action Plan with South Korea to promote cooperation in the field of transport, with a focus on gateways, air and rail transportation...
Northland Transportation Commission (Ontario Northland) and Teamsters Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC MWED) ratified a new five-year collective agreement with 94 percent of the vote was in favor of the agreement.   "The agreement...
Watco Companies appointed Ed McGuire to executive vice president – strategic planning. McGuire is an experienced transportation industry investment banker who has been a key advisor to Watco during the past 10 years.   In his new...
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The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing on July 7 taking on the role technology plays in transportation systems.   "How...
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Five grade crossings in New Jersey and Ohio will see improvements over the course of the summer.   The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) say freight railroad contractors will be performing work at two railroad crossing...