Short Lines & Regionals

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OmniTRAX Canada suspends CBR moves OmniTRAX Canada said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 it would "suspend its plans to ship crude oil for the foreseeable future," even as it "anticipates a record shipping season in 2014."

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Opponents continue to snipe at the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project, sought by the Metropolitan Council as the third LRT line to serve Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding municipalities. Some residents along the route continue to protest the risk of hazardous...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Linda Bauer Darr, a former U.S. Department of Transportation official with nearly 20 years of trade association experience in the trucking, moving and storage, and bus industries, to succeed...
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The state of Illinois said Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 it and Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) had reached a "key milestone" in developing intercity passenger rail service linking Chicago and the Quad-Cities of Moline and East Moline, Ill., and Davenport and...
bay-area-short-line-were-ok-with-smart-project
The general counsel for Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has moved to defuse complaints from NWP's Vice President Jacob Park related to implementing passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties in northern California. In a letter dated July 4, 2014,...
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Quebec provincial police are attempting to prevent the auction of the former Montreal, Maine & Atlantic GE C30-7 locomotive that played a key role in the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, wrote Andy Blatchford of The Canadian Press on July...

bay-area-short-line-were-ok-with-smart-project
The general counsel for Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has moved to defuse complaints from NWP's Vice President Jacob Park related to implementing passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties in northern California. In a letter dated July 4, 2014,...
canadian-police-seek-to-block-sale-of-ill-fated-mma-locomotive
Quebec provincial police are attempting to prevent the auction of the former Montreal, Maine & Atlantic GE C30-7 locomotive that played a key role in the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, wrote Andy Blatchford of The Canadian Press on July...
bay-area-short-line-upset-with-smart-project
Schellville, Calif.-based short line Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has expressed displeasure with recent actions undertaken by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) actions that the freight railroad says is disrupting its service capabilities. In a letter dated July 4, 2014, sent...
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A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged. The largest fire, at more than 299,000 acres as of July 20, 2014, was...
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The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), a freight transportation advocacy group, has endorsed the Obama Administration’s Build America Investment Initiative, which consists of plans to move infrastructure projects and the economy forward through a new Executive Action. The...