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RTA: 45G tax credit raises 2013 tie forecast
The 45G infrastructure tax credit for shortline railroads has been authorized retroactively for 2012 and extended for 2013. The Railway Tie Association (RTA) responded to this news, saying that for…
R & R Contracting acquires Oberkramer Contracting
RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in the sale of rail service and rail supplier companies in North America, said R & R Contracting has acquired Oberkramer Contracting.
Shortline tax credit extended as part of fiscal cliff deal
The shortline industry began the New Year with good news: Extension of the railroad track maintenance credit.
KCS’ Starling outlines infrastructure plans in state of the railroad
David L. Starling, Kansas City Southern's president and CEO, outlined the state of the railroad in a letter dated Dec. 21 and posted to the KCS website. Starling says the…
Ottawa approves Confederation Line, construction to begin in spring 2013
In Ottawa, ON, Canada, the Confederation light-rail transit line was approved by the city council in a unanimous vote.
UIC Innovation and Railway Research Awards recognizes TTCI's freight research
The inaugural International Union of Railways (UIC) Innovation and Railway Research Awards were held in Paris, France, on Dec. 11, where Transportation Technology Center, Inc., (TTCI) was recognized for its…
L.B. Foster, Union Pacific enter agreement for concrete crossties
L.B. Foster Company has agreed on a multi-year contract extension with Union Pacific for the supply of prestressed concrete railroad ties from its Tucson, Ariz., facility. The previous supply contract…
Progress Rail mobile welding assets from RibbonWeld LLC
Progress Rail Services Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has purchased mobile welding assets from RibbonWeld LLC, a rail welding company based in Springfield, Mo.
IntegriCo composite ties installed in Mexico
IntegriCo Composites, Inc., manufacturer of recycled plastic railroad ties, recently had a railroad company in Mexico install its ties in track.
GO Transit completes switch replacement program
GO Transit in Toronto, ON, Canada, replaced more than 100 switches throughout the Union Station Rail Corridor to move trains more quickly and efficiently in and out of Union Station.
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