Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:10

CN plans CA$2.5 billion capital program in 2017

Canadian National has planned a CA$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) capital program in 2017, down CA$25 million (US$19 million) from 2016.

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.

A broken axle has been cited as the probable cause of a series of events that resulted in two derailed trains and close to 476,000 gallons of crude oil being spilling near Casselton, N.D.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has issued a Request for Proposals for preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport.

Officials from GoTriangle hosted a tour of the proposed Durham–Orange Light Rail Transit corridor for Representatives David Price (D-NC-04) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC- 01).

Biloxi, Miss., is considering the closure of six out of the city's 29 crossings to accommodate road extensions and is working with CSX to identify the best options.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will advance four unsolicited proposals that could accelerate two mega projects.

The state of New York awarded $25 million in grants to 19 rail and port projects through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.

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