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Port of New Orleans dedicates Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal
The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners joined a host of elected officials and industry partners April 12 to dedicate the port's new $25-million Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal.
JAXPORT rail terminal begins receiving trains
The Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) newly completed Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point is being used in support of a high-level military training exercise this month in advance…
AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
Port of Long Beach studying business case behind short-haul rail
The Port of Long Beach in California is looking to an old idea with new variables to combat traffic congestion: Short-haul rail.
Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures
Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.
CP quits NS bid
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. terminated its efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.. This includes "withdrawal of a resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in…
BNSF mulls ending California port project
BNSF is weighing the fate of a planned $500-million intermodal facility following a court ruling last week that questioned the adequacy of the environmental analysis for the project.
FTA issues safety advisory to gather stop signal overrun information
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in rail transit and the actions being taken to address…
Metra lays out 2016 construction program
Metra has laid out plans to begin infrastructure improvements to its stations, track, bridges and road crossings this year to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of…
KCS plans to replace more than 92k ties, 100 crossings through five states
Kansas City Southern plans to invest approximately $20 million this year in construction and improvement projects on KCS's mainline from Kansas through Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and northwest Louisiana, which is…
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