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A plan to move a rail line from out of downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, received financial backing from the federal government of Canada, but no solid dollar amount.

Boring work for the two tunnels that are part of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Regional Connector Transit Project has been completed and the tunnel boring machine (TBM) used for the work is being retired.

Amtrak says rail infrastructure improvements along its Chicago – Detroit/Pontiac line have been made to enable safe, faster travel along the Michigan passenger and freight corridor.


Kansas City Southern estimates its 2018 capital program will be between $530 million and $550 million; down approximately four percent from 2017.

The freight rail associations representing Mexico, the United States and Canada, sent a joint letter to negotiators ahead of the sixth formal round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) discussions being held in Montreal, Quebec, Jan. 23-28.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has announced the appointment of Joseph Hedges as its new chief operating officer and Pamela Mizukami as chief deputy director.


Harsco Rail has announced the promotion of Allen Branham to vice president of its North America Sales and Global Contracting Services division.


R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, announced Jan. 19 that it has completed the sale of Roadway Worker Training (RWT) to RailPros.


American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President Linda Bauer Darr outlined three critical priorities for members Jan. 18 in any considered infrastructure funding package at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "America's Infrastructure Summit: Time to Modernize."   ...

The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) honored the recipients of its 2017 awards at the 2018 NRC Conference in Los Angeles last week.


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