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Kansas City Southern has made three leadership changes within the sales and marketing department. Natalie Putnam has joined KCS as vice president sales and marketing and is focused on running the U.S. chemical and petroleum and industrial and consumer business units. Owen Zida ...
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton selected Tony Kinn as director of the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3). In his new role at the OTP3, Kinn will be responsible for developing and implementing a statewide program for transportation project ...
Popular travel site TripAdvisor announced the beta launch of rail itineraries into its flight meta-search engine, TripAdvisor Flights. TripAdvisor has partnered with mobility and logistic company Deutsche Bahn, as well as other European rail providers including Rail Europe Inc., to giv ...
Travel time on Amtrak's Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes through a $72.8 million federal grant to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The project will restore a rail line, improving 50 miles of track and infrastructure on a direct route from Springfield to East Northfi ...
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) plans to unveil details on his proposal for a six-year surface transportation authorization bill. In recent meetings with transportation industry leaders, Mica said that he will release bill text following the July 4th holiday ...
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting a $3.3 million study on the performance of certain track components of shared passenger and heavy-axle-load corridors to make them both safer and more efficient. The research to improve concrete crossties and fastening system ...
Kansas City Southern celebrated the 14th anniversary since the concession to operate the railroad in Mexico on June 24. The First Lady of Mexico, Margarita Zavala, sent a video of congratulations to KCS and acknowledged its importance to the Mexico economy. In other news, KCS ...
Houston Metro's Southeast Line will be the first planned line extension to have rail installed. The track for this section of the new alignment will be welded from 80-foot sections into continuous 480-foot strings and embedded in reinforced concrete, which will serve as a foundation for the enti ...
RMI has released RailDOCS Hours of Service, a new web-based software product to help railroads manage employee hours and comply with federal and railroad requirements. RailDOCS Hours of Service allows for quick recording of employee work hours and provides real-time visibility on emplo ...
After nearly a decade of planning and community outreach, project partners celebrated the start of construction on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge in Oregon on June 30. The bridge is the first to be built over the Willamette River in more than 40 years. It is also the first of ...
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