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The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.

The Chicago Transit Board has awarded a $42.9 million contract to Clark Construction Group to upgrade three substations that provide power to the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) eight rail lines.

 

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.

Design-build expert Liam Dalton, PE, is joining the HNTB Corporation team as design-build project director and vice president of the firm’s Northeast division.

 

Trimble has acquired Beena Vision Systems Inc., a privately held manufacturer of vision-based automatic wayside inspection systems for the railroad industry.

 

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.

Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., (Sasser) has appointed Jeff Walsh, previously the company's chief operating officer, to serve as chief executive officer, effective Feb. 15. 

 

Patriot Rail Company, LLC (Patriot Rail), a shortline railroad and rail services company based in the U.S., has announced promotions in two key roles and an addition to the commercial sales team.

 

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.

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