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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.
Meeting held to discuss Connell Rail Interchange
Approximately 30 people attended a meeting December 15 in Moses Lake, Wash., to discuss the Connell Rail Interchange, a key rail interchange in Eastern Washington where the Columbia Basin Railroad…
Coos Bay Rail Link, San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad general managers named
ARG Transportation Services' Coos Bay Rail Link Director of Rail Operations Darrell Rodley and San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad Manager of Operations Richard Archunde have been promoted to general managers…
Boxhold appointed FDOT secretary
Jim Boxold has been named Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, (FDOT) effective January 3, 2015.
New York awards funding to 12 rail projects
New York State awarded $17.8 million in funding from the State's Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program to 12 rail projects that will repair and replace 65 miles of track…
Congress approves extension of 45G tax credit for 2014
Congress approved the extension of the Section 45G shortline tax credit to cover all of the 2014 tax year.
Four South Dakota rail projects receive $56 million in funds from public-private partnerships
Four rail projects in South Dakota have received $56 million in public and private funds.
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…
Metra urges support for 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
The Metra Board of Directors highlighted the need for the $1-billion 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP), which aims to untangle a knot of railroad tracks on the South Side…
Wisconsin finalizes rail corridor purchase
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) finalized its purchase of a 70-mile segment of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove.
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