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Exemptions expanded in FRA’s final PTC rule
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published its final rule concerning Positive Train Control (PTC) systems in the Aug. 22 Federal Register. The rule, which takes effect Oct. 21, 2014, expands…
Proposal outlined for North Dakota rail safety program
North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak has outlined a proposal for a state-run rail safety program to increase oversight of North Dakota rail operations. The program is included in…
ARG Transportation to operate central Washington rail line
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) selected ARG Transportation of Eugene, Ore., to operate the 26-mile rail line in central Washington, with a goal to restore rail service to…
Pacheco named GM of San Antonio Central Railroad
Watco Transportation Services promoted Jeffrey Pacheco to general manager for the San Antonio Central Railroad (SAC).
TSB: Systemic problems lead to Lac-Mégantic train accident; additional safety measures needed
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation into the July 2013 Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, concluded that a number of factors led…
NCDOT, CLNA complete Greenville Transload Project
On August 19, N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) officials helped drive the final spike on the Greenville Transload Project, located next to the Pitt County Landfill in west Greenville. The…
Reading & Northern Railroad to replace bridge with state grant
The Reading & Northern Railroad has been awarded a $10 million State Capital budget grant to build a new railroad bridge over the Lehigh River near Nesquehoning in Carbon County,…
Watco names Williams VP marketing – Gulf Region
Watco Transportation Services named Ryan Williams vice president marketing - Gulf Region. In this role, Williams will be responsible for the overall performance of the Gulf and Southeast Regional marketing…
Koppers completes Osmose Wood Preservation and Railroad Services acquisition
Koppers Inc., has completed its acquisition of the wood preservation and railroad services businesses of Osmose Holdings, Inc.
Pennsylvania updates 12-year transport plan; awards funds to 39 freight projects
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC), building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania's 12-Year Transportation Program with a $22-billion boost in much needed transportation improvements.
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