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Watco acquires two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings Watco Companies purchased two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, May 18, 2015. Watco Transportation Services (WTS) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Texas and New Mexico Railway and the Lubbock and Western Railway.

The Surface Transportation Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction and operation of a 43-mile rail line between Levan and Salina, Utah. Approval to...
The annual Rail Summit, held in Chicago, Ill., at the Union League Club of Chicago, was well attended by transportation executives and decision makers discussing this year's theme of the supply chain including railroads, waterways...
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, a short-term authorization extension that will provide surface transportation funding through July 31, 2015. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman...
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Watco Companies purchased two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, May 18, 2015. Watco Transportation Services (WTS) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Texas and New Mexico Railway and the Lubbock...
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) Central Subway tunnel portal entrance, which was the final element to the overall tunneling contract, is now finished. SFMTA says this portion of the Central Subway Project was...

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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) approved Norfolk Southern's acquisition of approximately 283 miles of rail line in Pennsylvania and New York from the Delaware & Hudson Railway Company, Inc. (D&H). The lines at issue, known as...
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Operational efficiency and capacity along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor has improved with the opening of 5.2 miles of new double track at two locations along the 351-mile corridor.   The San Diego...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will allow the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to issue bonds in order to fund implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).   State Rep. Steve Thompson...
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Amsted RPS hosted Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-2) at its facility in Atchison, Kan., last month.   Rep. Jenkins toured the Amsted RPS facility with company officials from both Amsted RPS and Amsted Industries, as well as a...
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Peterson Contractors of Reinbeck has begun work on the First Avenue Grade Separation Project in Iowa City.   The project involves lowering First Avenue, raising the Iowa Interstate (IAIS) railroad tracks and constructing a railroad bridge over...