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CSX Corporation appointed Anne Chettle Reinke to vice president federal legislation, effective upon the retirement of Michael Ruehling after many years of distinguished service. Reinke, who joined CSX in 2003 as director federal affairs, will report to Ellen Fitzsimmons, senior vice pr ...
The 133-mile Coos Bay Rail Link in Coos Bay, Ore., ran its first revenue freight train Oct. 12, from CBR's connection with Union Pacific at Eugene to Cordes on Oregon's south coast. Operations will be extended 17 additional miles to Coos Bay and Coquille in early 2012, as track and bridges are r ...
A $5,288,000 investment from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program will help Chicago's Metra reduce emissions and improve air quality in and around their trains. "Reducing the cloud of smoke from Metra locomotives will save fuel and help limit exposu ...
Several Illinois transit projects have been awarded a total of $51,657,400 in grants through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT grants include funding to upgrade the Chicago Transit Authority's Wilson Red Line Station. The CTA received $6,000,000 in funding to make accessibility impr ...
Gannett Fleming named 13 new vice presidents, four of which will handle its various transportation services. A partner and senior project manager in the firm's Construction Management Division, Brett A. Brenize, P.E., DBIA, is based in the firm's corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, P ...
CSX Transportation has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects included in phase one of the National Gateway, keeping the major American infrastructure initiative on track for completion by 2015. The National Gateway is a public-private partnershi ...

Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo issued a safety advisory to the railroad industry to help prevent injuries and fatalities from employees working between rail cars during switching operations and other dangerous or unsafe workplace behaviors.

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Thompson Industries, Inc., a provider of treated wood crossties. The letter of intent contemplates a total purchase price of approximately $41.0 million. The transaction, if finalized, is expected to close in Decemb ...
Shortly after midnight, Saturday, Oct. 15, San Francisco's Caltrain will remove the railroad bridge that spans Jerrold Avenue in San Francisco and replace it with a modern single-span steel bridge. The "big move" will be accomplished in one night, before train service begins Saturday morni ...
Canadian National and Agri-Marché, Inc., have signed an agreement to promote greater efficiencies in the Quebec, Canada, grain supply chain and to deliver better customer service. The parties will measure performance against specific targets and identify ways to mutually improve ...
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