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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners acquires Regional Rail Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Regional Rail, LLC (Regional Rail), operator of shortline railroads and rail-related businesses in the United States.

Gary Smith has been named rail sector lead for Stantec's freight rail team, accountable for growing Stantec's freight and commuter rail services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.   "I've had great experience working with the...
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Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE-2) joined representatives from NMC Railway Systems for a tour of the company's Omaha facility and discussion of public policy priorities for the local business and rail communities.   The Railway Engineering-Maintenance and Suppliers...
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is soliciting applications for $10 million in competitive grant funding available to states to improve highway-rail grade crossings and track along routes that transport energy products, such as crude oil...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation...
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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Board of Governors has appointed Elizabeth Caruso, CAE, as AREMA's executive director and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2015.   Caruso joined AREMA in early May 1999 and,...

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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Regional Rail, LLC (Regional Rail), operator of shortline railroads and rail-related businesses in the United States.   Formed in 2007 and...
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared the week of Aug. 23-29 as Indiana Rail Safety Week and the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is participating via a grade-crossing blitz in partnership with the Terre Haute Police...
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Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Rep. Larry Bucshon (D-IN-8) and Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann celebrated August 20 at the grand opening of Indiana Rail Road's (INRD) new White River Bridge.   The new steel-girder and pre-stressed concrete...
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.   The university said the work being done at RAIL is...
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The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) has given its approval for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to award $1.44 million in grants to several railroads across the state for maintenance and improvement projects.   "The railway system...