Shortline & Regionals

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Pacific Harbor Line hosts FRA for tour Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), a subsidiary railroad of Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH), hosted a tour for several guests, including Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg, Region 7 Regional Administrator James Jordan and Linda Darr, President of the American Short Line Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applications are due by June 14, 2016.   Applicants can request funds...
Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) has promoted Pacific Harbor Line's (PHL) Director of Operations Marlon Taylor to a new role with New York & Atlantic Railway (NY&A) as assistant vice president.   Taylor began working for PHL in...
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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed $56.5 billion legislation to fund its programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, including several allocations for rail.   The bill's rail distributions include $1.7 billion for...
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J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice President and General Manager, Bill...
TranSystems Corporation celebrated 50 years in business April 21 throughout its more than 30 offices nationwide.   In 1966, Herbert Johnson, Gerald Brickell and Edward Mulcahy formed JBM Associates Engineers and Planners as traffic experts to help...

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Parsons has hired Joseph Abruzzo as its railroad bridge practice leader, where he will be responsible for directing the pursuit and execution of railroad bridge projects worldwide.   Abruzzo has more than 22 years of experience in...
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The Advanced Rail Energy Storage, LLC (ARES), proposed commercial-scale gravity-based rail energy storage project (ARES Nevada) has been granted a right-of-way lease by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).   ARES says that once operational, the 50-megawatt...
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Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), a subsidiary railroad of Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH), hosted a tour for several guests, including Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg, Region 7 Regional Administrator James Jordan and Linda Darr,...
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A study designed to quantify the economic benefits of relocating existing shortline rail infrastructure in Yolo County, Calif., has found the area could tap into significant benefits if it were to follow through with the...
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The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners joined a host of elected officials and industry partners April 12 to dedicate the port's new $25-million Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal.   "When we invest in transportation infrastructure, we're...