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President Obama signs legislation extending shortline tax credit extension and enacting omnibus spending bill
President Obama signed two key pieces of legislation last week that will impact the rail industry.
Boxhold appointed FDOT secretary
Jim Boxold has been named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, (FDOT) effective January 3, 2015.
CSX opens Montreal intermodal terminal
CSX opened a new intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, QC.
How rail fares in spending bill
The House and Senate's effort to keep the federal government operating through the end of fiscal year 2015 was revealed late Tuesday in the form of a trillion-dollar-plus spending bill,…
Fall Conference recap: AREMA, RTA
The 96th Annual Railway Tie Association Symposium and Technical Conference was held October 14 – 17 in Orlando, Fla., where 307 attendees gathered together to discuss the crosstie industry, as…
LAX could connect to LACMTA light-rail service by 2024
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board received an update from Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) officials on its Automated People Mover (APM) project, saying that the light-rail-line…
Alabama State Port Authority awards contract for intermodal facility
The Alabama State Port Authority contracted R.T. Milord Company to develop Phase I of the Garrows Bend Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at the Port of Mobile (Alabama).
Szabo plans to leave FRA
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo will be stepping down from the post he has held since April 2009 and, effective Jan. 1, 2015, will be on staff at the…
BNSF opens logistics center in Sweetwater, Texas
BNSF celebrated the opening of a new $45-million logistic center in Sweetwater, Texas, November 6. The logistic center, capable of supporting rail, truck and transload services, will accommodate several industries,…
Washington state seeks input on state-owned railways
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the movement of goods produced on Northwest farms, officials are asking for input from eastern Washington citizens, businesses and communities to help…
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