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KCS engineering forces complete four capacity enhancing projects
In the first part of 2014, the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Engineering and Maintenance of Way team completed four major projects allowing for capacity increases and greater operational efficiency.
Washington state seeks federal funds to rail rehab
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has applied for six Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, which would improve highways, ferries and freight rail.
BNSF 2014 capital program progressing with Northern Corridor projects
BNSF has kicked-off its plan to invest approximately $1 billion to improve and expand rail capacity in states along its Northern Corridor, which spans the northern U.S. between the Pacific…
USDOT sends long-term transportation bill to Congress
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is sending a long-term transportation bill to Congress for consideration as the House and Senate face deadlines to avoid the economic uncertainty and job…
Transport Canada's new funds for crossings; CN's public outreach rollout kick off Canada Rail Safety Week
Prime Minister Stephen Harper government today launched Rail Safety Week with new funding to improve railway crossings.
KCS engineering team marks successful rebuild of rail grinding machine
Recently, the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Engineering Department purchased and rebuilt an on-track rail grinding machine.
KCS hosts Officer on a Train event in Joplin, Mo.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and the Joplin, Mo., Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event on April 24 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in the city.
AAR: Only 20 percent of PTC network will be ready by 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a new report to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) updating the industry's progress on installing Positive Train Control (PTC) and said the industry…
Canadian government's subsidy to CN for Algoma Central Railway operation extended a year
The government of Canada will extend its CA$2.2-million (US$2-million) federal subsidy to Canadian National for the operation of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie…
Military Times EDGE names UP Best for Vets Employer in 2014
Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific among the Best for Vets 2014 Employers. Union Pacific's number five ranking marks the fourth consecutive year the railroad has been in the top…
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