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Reading & Northern names Clark as SVP Coal Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as senior vice president – Coal where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad's freight car fleet of more than 1,200 cars.

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Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as senior vice president – Coal where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad's freight car fleet of more...
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Legislation had been introduced into the U.S. Senate that would make permanent a tax credit used to repair and upgrade shortline and regional railroads. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced the Building...
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The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC), citing reduced business and revenues, has cut 49 positions, laying off 31 employees. ARRC said the current round of position eliminations is part of a "major corporate restructuring effort" as the...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) launched a new safety initiative aimed at providing small railroads with seasonal safety tips. The Safety Tip Tuesday program is meant to be posted in breakrooms and discussed during daily...
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The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad (HOG), Inc., will be under new ownership in the second quarter of 2017, following approval by the Surface Transportation Board. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) has agreed to acquire the...

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Patriot Rail Company, LLC (Patriot Rail), a shortline railroad and rail services company based in the U.S., has announced promotions in two key roles and an addition to the commercial sales team.     Former vice president of...
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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) Chairman of the Board of Directors Mortimer B. Fuller III has announced his retirement effective following the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting this May.     “Mr. Fuller’s retirement will serve as the culmination...
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The state of New York awarded $25 million in grants to 19 rail and port projects through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program. "These grants will help strengthen New York's infrastructure, attract new investments, and...
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.   AAR says the private investment will go toward maintaining and upgrading the nation's rail network...
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Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.   Chao is one of the least controversial cabinet appointments by President Trump, receiving 93 Senate votes...

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