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Congress approves extension of 45G tax credit for 2014 Congress approved the extension of the Section 45G shortline tax credit to cover all of the 2014 tax year.

Approximately 30 people attended a meeting December 15 in Moses Lake, Wash., to discuss the Connell Rail Interchange, a key rail interchange in Eastern Washington where the Columbia Basin Railroad line intersects with BNSF's Lakeside...
ARG Transportation Services' Coos Bay Rail Link Director of Rail Operations Darrell Rodley and San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad Manager of Operations Richard Archunde have been promoted to general managers of their respective companies, effective...
Jim Boxold has been named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, (FDOT) effective January 3, 2015.   Boxold has served as chief of staff of FDOT since July 2013. Previously, he served as the director of...
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New York State awarded $17.8 million in funding from the State's Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program to 12 rail projects that will repair and replace 65 miles of track and ties, rehabilitate grade crossings...
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Congress approved the extension of the Section 45G shortline tax credit to cover all of the 2014 tax year. This bill was critical for hundreds of small freight railroads, as well as railroad customers, contractors and...

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Four rail projects in South Dakota have received $56 million in public and private funds. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said that because of these investments, a new $40-million grain handling facility in Britton and a...
Following months of work, a multitude of inspections and an additional CA$10 million (US$8.6 million) investment, Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) got the go-ahead from Transport Canada. On December 5, CMQ received the official revocation...
The Metra Board of Directors highlighted the need for the $1-billion 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP), which aims to untangle a knot of railroad tracks on the South Side of Chicago, Ill., that causes...
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) finalized its purchase of a 70-mile segment of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.   "This significant investment is yet another example of our state's continued...
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Pitt County, at two intersections near Marion and at an intersection in Onslow County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates...