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IGSM renamed Continental Rail Corp., acquires shortline consulting company
IGSM Group, Inc., has repositioned itself within the railroad industry as a publicly-held shortline and regional railroad holding company. As part of the shareholder-approved plan, IGSM has filed to change…
PIR picks contractor to rebuild Desert Line
Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), has entered into a construction agreement with Watkins Environmental, Inc. to restore the Desert Line in Southern California.
PHL and BLET sign new agreement
Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. (PHL), and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) have signed a new five-year labor agreement covering PHL's operating and maintenance-of-way employees.
Ann Arbor Railroad to lease Ohio track from NS
Ann Arbor Railroad, Inc. (AA), filed with the Surface Transportation Board on June 24 for permission to lease approximately 3.69 miles of track in Toledo, Ohio, from Norfolk Southern (NS).
TranSystems hires SVP of passenger and freight rail
TranSystems hired Sam Mansour, P.E., as senior vice president and client manager for the company's passenger and freight rail practice areas. Mansour will be responsible for business development, client service…
Watco Mechanical Services names new VP of marketing and sales
Watco Mechanical Services promoted Marty Riedlinger to vice president of marketing and sales. Riedlinger will be responsible for marketing and sales for all mechanical repair facilities, over¬seeing the estimating department…
Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. secretary of transportation
Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.
NCDOT begins grade separations along its Piedmont Corridor
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has begun construction on rail safety improvement projects along the North Carolina Railroad's Piedmont Corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte.
New Jersey marks safety month with “E-Cubed” success
In honor of National Safety Month, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) have collaborated to promote safety and reduce accidental deaths along the state's…
Senate approves Anthony Foxx as next secretary of transportation
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.
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