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Menendez presses Chao on Gateway It has been one of the Obama Administration's transportation priorities. The question is: will it be one of the Trump Administration's?
AAR: Total weekly U.S. traffic up 2% The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 18 reported for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,229 carloads and intermodal units, up 2% compared with the same week last year.
USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), towards the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the Union Station modernization project.
Alstom wins Ferromex contract in Mexico Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five year period.
Second Avenue Subway open for business New Year’s Day, 2017: Nearly 88 years after the first bond issue was floated to finance construction of a subway under Second Avenue on New York City’s East Side, the first MTA New York City Transit Q Trains began rolling between 63rd and 96th Streets on the Second Avenue Subway. Thousands attended the inauguration of service.

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January 20, 2017
The Association of American Railroads issued this statement on Donald Trump's inauguration day: "We are ready to work with the President in helping achieve some of his most ambitious goals, including an overhaul of our tax code, improving a sprawling and...
January 20, 2017
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective immediately. Both will continue to...
January 20, 2017
Edwin E. Tatem has been named construction services manager, transportation & infrastructure, for the central region at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Mr. Tatem is responsible for the service and delivery of construction inspection and resident engineering services...
January 20, 2017
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the County of Kern, which will result in the dismissal of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) litigation over the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)...
January 20, 2017
Union Pacific Corporation on Jan. 19 reported 2016 fourth quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.39 per diluted share compared to $1.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2015. "While full-year volumes were down substantially year over year, we...

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January 19, 2017
Months before his previously announced official retirement as CEO, Hunter Harrison has abruptly severed all ties with Canadian Pacific, handing the company’s reins to President Keith Creel. According to numerous reports, Harrison will attempt to take control of CSX, which in 2014 had rebuffed a...
January 18, 2017
EDITOR’S NOTE: Joseph McMahon retired from Amtrak after 51 years of service as a locomotive engineer, beginning with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in 1963 and concluding with Amtrak in 2014. His area of expertise is the Northeast Corridor between Boston and...
December 17, 2016
Notwithstanding this era of fake news, there remain stories you just cannot make up—instances where truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
December 15, 2016
Helicopters, trains and trucks: That’s what it takes to harvest and deliver Christmas trees to big-box retailers like Home Depot that sell millions of trees every year.
December 08, 2016
When Herbert Hoover was President and Republicans controlled the White House and both congressional chambers, there was produced the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff boosting import duties to record levels, sparking a global trade war and contributing to the depth and length of the Great Depression.