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MnDOT study prioritizes rail safety improvements
Safety improvements at grade crossings along crude-by-rail corridors are the focus of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) study that identifies locations where improvements will make the transport of oil…
NTSB issues safety alert regarding LED and incandescent signal visibility
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert that focuses on the visibility of railroad signals.
Washington state approves funds to upgrade 59 crossings in five counties
Washington state regulators approved funding for safety upgrades at 59 railroad crossings in Spokane, Whitman, Grant, Adams and King counties.
BNSF wye project partners sign MOU to apply for federal funds
BNSF, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County and the Kandiyohi/Willmar Economic Development Commission have entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding allowing the partners…
KCS’ Starling issues annual “State of the Railroad” memo
"This year, the Kansas City Southern management team refined the company's vision, restating it to be the leading transportation provider both within and between the U.S. and Mexico by consistently…
NCDOT issues state rail plan executive summary
In anticipation of the January 2015 release of the Draft North Carolina Comprehensive State Rail Plan, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has issued the Plan's Executive Summary.
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.
Canadian government introduces new crossing regulations
The Canadian government introduced new regulations to help prevent accidents and improve railway safety.
CMQ completes million-dollar infrastructure investment; receives green light from Transport Canada
Following months of work, a multitude of inspections and an additional CA$10 million (US$8.6 million) investment, Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) got the go-ahead from Transport Canada. On December…
TSB Canada reups focus on Watchlist items following report on CP trains collision
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into a May 2013 collision between two Canadian Pacific trains just east of Dunmore, AB. The TSB said this…
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