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Union Pacific (UP) will promote Donna Kush to vice president public affairs northern region, effective April 1, succeeding Joe Bateman.
Axion International Holdings, Inc., says the developmental progression of its ECOTRAX™ composite crossties is yielding consistently higher performance results, which meet and exceed domestic and international standards for crossties.
Canadian National (CN) is suspending the feasibility study for the construction of its proposed rail line and terminal handling facility to serve the Quebec/Labrador iron ore range.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a public forum on Positive Train Control (PTC) on Feb. 27, 2013.
Starting Feb. 14, Dana Point, Calif., will join the list of quiet-zone communities in Orange County.
Union Pacific named Kate Betsworth vice president - intermodal operations.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold its first hearing of the 113th Congress entitled "The Federal Role in America's Infrastructure."
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows "investment in the next generation of rail would increase rail manufacturing and jobs throughout the industrial Midwest."
Employees, including maintenance-of-way workers, machinists and mechanics, of the Texas & Northern Railway Company voted to be represented by United Transportation Union's SMART Transportation Division.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WAMTA) made significant gains in train reliability, reduced employee and customer injuries, as well as other markers in 2012, according to its annual "Vital Signs"…
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