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Rep. Carter tours Temple & Central Rwy. Shortline railroads continue to emphasize their role as a critical economic link and job provider in events with elected representatives.

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A newly signed presidential Executive Order aims to reduce the time it takes projects to move through the federal permitting and review processes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says the Executive Order (EO), "Establishing Discipline...
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The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) magazine, Inspire, calls for attacks on U.S. railways and transit systems and goes as far as including many steps to help carry out acts of...
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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was honored Aug. 14 with the Railroad Achievement Award by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and GoRail. AAR says the award is given periodically to members of Congress who have...
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A recently recommended federal transportation grant isn't simply helping to perform work on a shortline in Texas, it's helping repair a key cross border link between the U.S. and Mexico. Last week, the U.S. Department of...
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Shortline railroads continue to emphasize their role as a critical economic link and job provider in events with elected representatives. Rep. John Carter, a Republican from the 31st District, on Wednesday met with company executives to...

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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) will develop training and education efforts to address and enhance railroad safety culture following the completion of a systematic review of Safety Culture Assessments.   The study was conducted by Volpe,...
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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to reverse the withdrawal of pending regulation that would require sleep apnea testing of workers...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety sensitive positions.   The FMCSA posted a notice...
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Rail specific and rail related projects across six states have been selected to receive grants as part of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program.   The grants...
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More than $15 million in the latest round of Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants will benefit rail projects in Mississippi and Maine.   The Maine Department of...

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