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AAR: 2012 is safest year in freight railroad history
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced that 2012 was the safest year in the rail industry's history, according to new statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
ARRC restructures, eliminates 54 positions
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) has eliminated 54 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort, due to a $45-million negative swing in finances from 2011 until now.
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
Rep. Sires introduces MOVE Act to strengthen freight network
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced the Multimodal Opportunities via Enhanced (MOVE) Freight Act of 2013 on March 5.
TTCI’s annual review draws more than 500 to Colorado
Transportation Technology Center, Inc., held its 18th Annual AAR Research Review March 5-6, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. This year's theme was "Technology Driven Solutions to Improve Safety and Efficiency."
FEC hires new VP and corporate controller
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) appointed Melissa Westerman to vice president and corporate controller, effective April 2, 2013.
TBG Holdings launches new shortline holding company
TBG Holdings Corp. acquired Monkey Rock (MKRO) and will work to transform MKRO shortline and regional railroad holding company. As part of the transition, the company will be renamed Continental…
Pedestrian undercrossing opens along San Diego portion of LOSSAN
The pedestrian rail undercrossing in Encintas, Calif., off Coast Highway 101, near Santa Fe Drive, opened on Feb. 27.
ARRC names Hopp VP of engineering, Brooks to retire
Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) named Clark Hopp vice president of engineering, effective in May 2013, when Tom Brooks retires.
Port Metro Vancouver begins South Shore Corridor Project
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, construction of the South Shore Corridor Project at Port Metro Vancouver began Feb. 21.
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