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Knox Kershaw hosts Rep. Mike Rogers for facility tour and rail discussion Knox Kershaw, Inc., hosted U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) for a tour and discussion of rail and manufacturing issues at its long-held Montgomery, Ala., facility.

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The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017.   The program is down approximately 11 percent, $400 million, from the Class 1's 2016 capital plan of $3.5 billion. "The 2017 capital...
aar-estimates-freight-railroads-will-spend-22-billion-on-capital-programs-in-2017
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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A bill that would make the shortline maintenance tax credit permanent was introduced to the House of Representatives during the evening of Jan. 30.   The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, H.R....
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Jim Umpleby will take the helm of Caterpillar Inc. Jan. 1, 2017 and three newly appointed executives will support him.   The company's Board of Directors has appointed current Construction Industries Group President Tom Pellette to group...
railtech-matweld-finalizes-merger-with-boutet
Railtech Matweld announced Dec. 13 that it has finalized its merger and integration with Railtech Boutet over the past few months.   As of January 1st, 2017, Railtech Matweld will be officially conducting business as Railtech Boutet. Oliver...

metra-polishes-its-winter-readiness-plan
As forecasters continue to warn the Chicago area of an exceptionally cold and snowy winter, Metra has completed preparations for the likely challenging season ahead.     “Snow, ice and cold temperatures make winter travel a challenge for...
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Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. (HRSI), has named James Hansen chief commercial officer, where he will report directly to HRSI President Rob Crawford. Hansen will handle all marketing duties for Herzog's track-related divisions including HRSI, Herzog Technologies,...
knox-kershaw-hosts-rep-mike-rogers-for-facility-tour-and-rail-discussion
Knox Kershaw, Inc., hosted U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) for a tour and discussion of rail and manufacturing issues at its long-held Montgomery, Ala., facility. Local businesses, such as Central Steel Service, Inc., Loftis/Robbins, Inc., and...
houston-metro-contractor-to-replace-axle-counters
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) contractor, Houston Rapid Transit (HRT) has a plan to replace axle counters on three rail lines. The project, estimated to cost $30 million, will be paid for by...
usdot-establishing-advisory-committee-on-transportation-automation
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will establish an Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) to serve as a critical resource for the department in framing federal policy for the continued development and deployment of...

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