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Succession at CM&Q Two senior executives at Central Maine & Quebec Railway—John E. Giles and Ryan Ratledge—will assume new responsibilities come Jan. 1, 2017.

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The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) released on Dec. 8 its letter to President-elect Trump. "The letter," says CAGTC, "identifies seven actions that can be undertaken early in the administration, most of which not requiring an act of...
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Road & Rail Services, Inc., announced Dec. 8 that it was awarded the 2015 Mosaic Platinum Safety Award, recognizing its excellence in safety leadership and performance for its operations in Bone Valley, Florida by fertilizer producer, Mosaic Co. The Bone Valley...
The 115th Congress will soon be under way, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Dec. 6 announced several senior staff changes. These are the people that you need to know on Capitol Hill on the T&I...
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The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General.  Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.   “In my new role I will ensure that the BIC’s important work in the...
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Short line operator Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC) has promoted Anthony Pacetti to Director of Customer Service, Ft. Worth, Tex. Pacetti’s new responsibilities include overseeing inbound and outbound customer operations as well as all associated financial responsibilities, including the invoicing process....

owen-appointed-bic-secretary-general
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General.  Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.   “In my new role I will ensure that the BIC’s important work in the...
rio-grande-pacific-promotes-pacetti
Short line operator Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC) has promoted Anthony Pacetti to Director of Customer Service, Ft. Worth, Tex. Pacetti’s new responsibilities include overseeing inbound and outbound customer operations as well as all associated financial responsibilities, including the invoicing process....
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U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: “It is an honor to be selected again by my colleagues to...
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The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation." The RESPONSE (Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation) Act establishes a...
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 30 that for the week ending November 26, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 452,759 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the...