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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.

ctc-allocates-60-million-to-california-rail-projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.   "Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes...
trump-administration’s-proposed-budget-cuts-usdot-funds-by-13-percent-tiger-amtrak-long-distance-train-funding-gone
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2017 budget, which includes reducing funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long distance train funding, as well as popular transportation grants.   The budget requests $16.2 billion...
railroads-outpace-all-us-infrastructure-in-new-report-card
American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The quadrennial report depicts...
trimble-and-railhead-corp-partnership-brings-real-time-remote-diagnostics-to-north-american-rail-markets
Trimble announced that it is partnering with Illinois-based Railhead Corporation to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to maximize locomotive asset utilization and productivity for railway operators.   This combination will provide a complete picture...
sound-transit-constructing-east-link-light-rail-tunnel-in-bellevue-one-small-section-at-a-time
A 2,000-linear-foot tunnel that will host light-rail service in Bellevue, Wash., as part of Sound Transit's East Link, is now under construction. The tunnel will be approximately one-third of a mile long when completed and run...

union-pacific-board-approves-31-billion-2017-capital-program
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...
legislation-to-make-45g-tax-credit-permanent-reenters-house
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....
caterpillar-names-new-ceo-makes-executive-appointments
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 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...

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