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Fauth Trump’s second NMB nominee Gerald W. (Trey) Fauth III will be nominated by President Trump to the second of two open Republican slots on the three-member National Mediation Board, according to a June 22 White House press release.
Lhota returns as MTA chairman The Metropolitan Transit Authority has turned to a past chief to guide it through its latest crisis.
Federal court hands Purple Line legal win A legal victory could help get Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project back on track after a federal judge dismissed environmental claims in a lawsuit that has blocked the project since August 2016.
Coal, minerals lead weekly AAR rail volume Rail traffic in the U.S. totaled 543,179 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending June 17, a gain of 5.2% compared with the same week in 2016, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Railway Age Short Line of the Year North Shore Railroad takes a bow NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. – Among the hundreds of operators that make the “first-and-last mile” business of short line railroading an ongoing success, the North Shore Railroad stands out.

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June 23, 2017
Dr. Axel Nitschke has been named a tunnel practice leader in the Washington, D.C. office of WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff). Nitschke will be a member of the firm’s geotechnical and tunnel technical excellence center and will work...
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June 23, 2017
RailPros Field Services, a provider of railroad engineering and field support, has named Terry Tate as Assistant Vice President of Rail Operations. He will focus on the expansion of existing projects and the development of new business ventures. Tate has more...
fauth-trump’s-second-nmb-nominee
June 23, 2017
Gerald W. (Trey) Fauth III will be nominated by President Trump to the second of two open Republican slots on the three-member National Mediation Board, according to a June 22 White House press release. Trump on June 20 announced his intention...
-million-for-ups-washington-state-rail
June 23, 2017
As a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program, Union Pacific plans to invest $5.1 million in its Washington state rail infrastructure.   The Class 1 says it will boost safety and efficiency with its Washington infrastructure investment. Key projects across the state...
siemens-acquires-mrx-technologies
June 23, 2017
Siemens has acquired MRX Technologies Group, headquartered in Perth, Australia, a provider of condition monitoring for rolling stock and rail Infrastructure, and inspection systems for rail networks. MRX will operate in the Mobility Division as an independent affiliate of Siemens AG,...

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June 21, 2017
In his just-published “My Life with Trains: Memoir of a Railroader,” the late Jim McClellan (June 10, 1939 – Oct. 14, 2016) left us with a detailed description of how difficult leadership can be.
industry-committees-provide-vital-services
June 19, 2017
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our industry and the North American economy.
stb-update-waiting-for-godot
June 16, 2017
As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration.
defending-the-rail-industry-from-falsehoods
May 24, 2017
Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public.
trump-beware-banquo’s-ghost-lurks
May 04, 2017
“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady.

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