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G&W 2016 capex down nearly 30 percent Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) will target a $225 million capital program in 2016, which is down approximately 28 percent when compared to its 2015 spend of $315 million.

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has given the go-ahead for preliminary engineering for a transload shipping center at Great Bend, Kan., which will be built west of Great Bend at the airport.   The entities that joined...
HNTB Corporation's promoted nine in its New York and New Jersey offices and added a new hire in its North Carolina office.   Bob Baughman, PE, joined HNTB as senior program manager and vice president in the...
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Eurovia has finalized the acquisition of Canadian rail contractor Rail Cantech.   Operating primarily in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, Rail Cantech provides engineering, construction and maintenance services for national freight railroads, light-rail networks and industrial...
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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) will target a $225 million capital program in 2016, which is down approximately 28 percent when compared to its 2015 spend of $315 million.   The majority of the program, $112 million,...
National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has appointed Rick Ebersold, president of Herzog Services, Inc., to fill a temporarily open seat on the NRC Board of Directors. The NRC Board unanimously supported the nomination...

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On February 5, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association member company Progress Rail Services for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services facility in Roanoke, Va.   Plant Manager...
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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and local elected officials visited the site of a proposed $42-million grade-separation project in Moorhead.   The current intersection poses a public safety risk and causes regular delays for area residents and...
Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal industrial site in Baltimore, Md., has named Paul Thomas terminal manager, where he will be responsible for developing an operating and capital investment strategy for Tradepoint Atlantic's shortline railroad.   Thomas has...
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The Susquehanna Economic Development Association-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) Joint Rail Authority (JRA) in Pennsylvania has partnered with the Columbia County Commissioners on recently completed trackwork to support the Bloomsburg Flood Protection Project.   In order to accommodate...
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Norfolk Southern has a planned capital improvement budget of $2.1 billion in 2016, which is $300 million less than its record $2.4 billion capital plan in 2015.   Most areas of in the NS capital plan will...