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Watco names VP of transportation safety and compliance, regional VP of marketing
Watco Transportation Services has named Travis Herod vice president of transportation safety and compliance. In this position, Herod's responsibilities include leading the Transportation Safety Team in safety training, certifications, safety…
AAR: Freight railroads to spend $26 billion on infrastructure in 2014
According to an estimate released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the nation's freight railroads project they will spend approximately $26 billion to build, maintain and upgrade their nationwide…
Massachusetts Senate approves transportation bond bill
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund improvements to the commonwealth's transportation system.
Watco names Grand Elk Railroad GM
Watco Transportation Services appointed Larry McCloud to general manager of the Grand Elk Railroad where he will be responsible for daily operations, specifically focusing on improving safety, productivity and efficiency.
USDOT says proposed budget would address infrastructure deficit
U.S. Department of Transportation says its $90.9 billion proposed budget would lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing growing infrastructure deficit, investing in the national infrastructure…
President Obama outlines $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort
President Obama proposed a $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort while visiting the historic Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minn.
Sixth round of TIGER grants will make $600 million available
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants is making $600 million available to fund transportation projects across the country.
PennDOT Oks funds for 33 freight rail projects
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has approved $34.7 million in funds for 33 freight rail projects across the state which will create more than 43,000 jobs.
Sen. Schumer continues to push for 45G tax credit
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) continued the effort to restore and extend the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act through 2016.
FRA fields track inspection requests from New Hampshire, North Dakota delegations
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has been asked by elected officials in New Hampshire and North Dakota to step up track inspections along routes that transport hazardous materials in an…
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