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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to identify its concerns with the proposed overhaul of the U.S. tax system.

Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position of president. Al Satunas was named chief operating officer and will report to Parsons.

Transport Canada will incorporate rail surface condition data into its inspection cycles; following a recommendation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is highlighting the $101 million dollars invested in winter preparation and encouraging customers to engage in various communication channels to prepare for upcoming winter commutes.

A trio of shortline railroads, affiliates of Anacostia Rail Holdings Company, helped train responders at four locations in two states on railroad safety and emergency response techniques.

Plans to expand the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore came to a halt as CSX has decided not to pursue the project.

voestalpine Nortrak Inc. and NICE Rail Products have launched EvertrakTM composite crossties.

All projects recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for grants as part of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program have been approved by Congress.

Michael Walters has been elected to be chairman of the North Carolina Railroad Company's (NCRR) Board of Directors.

SNC-Lavalin has acquired Data Transfer Solutions LLC (DTS) for $45 million. The company says the acquisition will add to the capabilities of SNC-Lavalin's Atkins sector and will enhance service offerings in digital asset management for clients.

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