The Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation Act, also referred to as 45G, reached a significant milestone this week when it gained its 2,000th co-sponsor since its first introduction in 2004.
Troy Elbert has been named president of Herzog Services, Inc., effective June 6, 2016. Elbert has been with the company for nearly 20 years in various positions.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative, clearing the way for states and the federal government to invest in future passenger rail service in New England.
Sound Transit's Link light rail entered its eighth year of service July 18 amid record-breaking ridership growth following the March opening of new stations serving Seattle's Capitol Hill and University of Washington areas.
Kansas City Southern and the Odessa Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event July 20 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in Odessa, Mo. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also participated in the safety event.
On July 19, 2016, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined representatives from Harsco Rail and United Auto Workers Local 811 to tour Harsco's Ludington facility, address its union employees and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues.