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Agreement reached to reconstruct the U.S.-Mexico Desert Line Railroad An agreement has been reached to pay for the reconstruction and operation of the 70-mile Desert Line railway in southeastern San Diego County that connects Mexico maquiladoras to rail shipping in the United States.

As reported by Railway Age, Reading and Northern Railroad has promoted three veteran employees to Vice President positions at the company.   Erik Yoder (top) has been named Vice President of Maintenance of Way. He replaces Justin...
After nearly four years of dedicated service to R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Craig King he retire from his position as president and chief executive officer and will be assuming a seat on the board of...
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Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) promoted its director of inspection technology, Todd Euston, to the position of vice president of engineering.   Euston has worked in the railway industry for 17 years. GREX says his work includes...
hntb-hires-choudri-to-direct-national-rail-and-transit-business-development
HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across the United States.   "I am pleased...
agreement-reached-to-reconstruct-the-us-mexico-desert-line-railroad
An agreement has been reached to pay for the reconstruction and operation of the 70-mile Desert Line railway in southeastern San Diego County that connects Mexico maquiladoras to rail shipping in the United States.   The landmark...

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Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) purchased the 5.5-mile Locust Valley Line; the acquisition became effective on June 8, 2016.   RBMN has been operating the line since it was returned to service in 2006. By...
vermont-receives-334-million-for-rail-projects
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on June 2, 2016, signed the FY 2017 Transportation Bill, which approves approximately $612.6 million in infrastructure improvements, including $33.4 million for rail. The bill includes an overhaul of the trespassing...
wsdot-opens-availability-for-loans-grants-for-freight-rail-improvement-projects
Applications are now being accepted for Washington state-funded grants and loans for projects that improve freight rail services. Funds will be available in July 2017.   Railroads, port districts, rail districts, private companies and local governments are...
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New York state has awarded $16.3 million in grants through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program to projects that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will strengthen infrastructure, as well as support economic development by leveraging...
across-the-us-communities-seek-93-billion-in-tiger-funding
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585 applications from across the country totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding – over 18 times more than the $500 million that will be...