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Railroad Day on Capitol Hill marks record attendance
A record number of rail industry participants came to Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2017 to take part in the 18th annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.
Georgia Ports Authority plans to reduce Garden City rail crossings
Representatives from Garden City, Chatham County and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) discussed a proposal that would reduce the use of grade crossings around GPA's Garden City Terminal during a…
Bills to repeal MPO consolidation rule enter Congress
Legislation was introduced to both houses of Congress last week that would repeal a final U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) rule aimed at reforming areas where multiple Metropolitan Planning Organizations…
Brohm named EVP of PNR RailWorks, Inc.
RailWorks Corporation named John Brohm as executive vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc., its Canadian subsidiary.
Reading & Northern names Clark as SVP Coal
Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as senior vice president – Coal where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad's…
BRACE Act to make shortline tax credit permanent re-enters Senate
Legislation has been introduced into the U.S. Senate that would make permanent a tax credit used to repair and upgrade shortline and regional railroads.
Alaska Railroad eliminates 49 positions, lays off 31
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC), citing reduced business and revenues, has cut 49 positions, laying off 31 employees.
Short Line Safety Institute hopes small tips produce big safety gains
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) launched a new safety initiative aimed at providing small railroads with seasonal safety tips.
GWI adds Heart of Georgia to its family of shortlines
The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad (HOG), Inc., will be under new ownership in the second quarter of 2017, following approval by the Surface Transportation Board.
Patriot Rail restructures commercial sales team
Patriot Rail Company, LLC (Patriot Rail), a shortline railroad and rail services company based in the U.S., has announced promotions in two key roles and an addition to the commercial…
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