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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.
Trump to nominate Fortson to NMB Kyle Kirsten Hicks Fortson will be nominated by President Trump for one of two Republican seats on the National Mediation Board (NMB), according to a White House press release June 20. If formally nominated and confirmed by the Senate, she will inherit the remainder of a three-year term expiring July 1, 2019.
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 22, 2017
CSX subsidiary TDSI (Total Distribution Services Inc.) has awarded Road & Rail Services, Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of rail and automotive services in North America, the Terminal Excellence Award and named it Terminal of the Month of April for...
lhota-returns-as-mta-chairman
June 22, 2017
The Metropolitan Transit Authority has turned to a past chief to guide it through its latest crisis. The New York State Senate late Wednesday confirmed former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota to again head the transit agency. He served as chariman in...
anderson-joins-ratp-dev-north-america
June 22, 2017
RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort Worth, Tex., he will be leading all of RATP Dev...
federal-court-hands-purple-line-legal-win
June 22, 2017
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. The $2.4-billion 16-mile line between Bethesda and New...
cuomo-aims-for-state-control-of-mta-board
June 22, 2017
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo advanced legislation that would give the state majority control of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), citing the transit agency's "state of crisis."   New York state has six seats on the MTA Board, New York City has...

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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.
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June 16, 2017
As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration.
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May 24, 2017
Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public.
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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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