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The Senate has confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., as the next U.S. Transportation secretary by a 100-0 vote. Foxx will replace current secretary Ray LaHood.
Train and engine workers employed by DeQueen & Eastern Railroad (D&ER) voted June 20 to elect United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) as their collective…
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 27 told the House Transportation subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials that the billions of private freight…
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 26 told a House Transportation Committee special panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation that billions in annual privately-funded…
The partnership of Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Crosstex Energy, Inc., reactivated its Black Run rail loading terminal located in Frazeysburg, Ohio, on the Ohio Central Railroad (OHCR). The Black Run…
Watco Companies, LLC appointed Matt McKenzie to executive vice president and chief financial officer. McKenzie has been serving as interim CFO since July of 2012. As CFO, McKenzie will continue…
Stantec hired Peter Josefchak as heavy rail lead for the US Midwest. Josefchak will focus on expanding the firm's heavy rail market share, while being responsible for consistency, quality, delivery…
Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), has entered into a Services Agreement with J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., (JLP). Under the agreement, JLP will provide a bridge management program, inspect 57…
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) subsidiary, Rail Link, Inc., received the Wyoming Governor's Safety Award for Large Mine Contractors for 2012 and the Wyoming State Mine Inspector Safety Award, both…
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 19 told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that massive private investments in safety-enhancing infrastructure and maintenance on such things…
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