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Regional of the Year: Conrail; Short Line of the Year: North Shore Railroad On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2017 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards to the North Shore Railroad and Conrail, respectively.

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The League of Railway Industry Women is seeking nominations for four Board of Directors positions. The posts are Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair, Awards Chair and Director. The terms of these three-year positions will begin in fall 2017.  "We are very excited to...
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.   "I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen to the department....
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Plasser American Corp. has appointed Ronald Olds as vice president of sales and marketing. Olds previously worked as sales manager and has been with the manufacturer of rail maintenance machines for 41 years. He is responsible for all aspects of sales...
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With Washington lawmakers setting spending levels through September, elected leaders are now turning to healthcare and tax legislation. Congress will reportedly work on a tax plan in concert with the White House, likely incorporating elements of the Trump administration’s recently...
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Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, GWI UK Acquisition Company Ltd., has completed the acquisition of all of the issued share capital of Pentalver Transport Limited from a subsidiary of APM Terminals. Headquartered in Southampton, U.K., Pentalver operates off-dock...

“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady. Enter, stage right, Presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon, desiring to “deconstruct the administrative state,” and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, toting a White...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal Register. Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 243, Training, Qualifications, and Oversight for Safety-Related...
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An investment group is seeking federal permission to construct a privately-owned, all-new railroad that would bypass the congestion of Chicago. Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. on May 1 filed an application with the Surface Transportation Board to construct and operate as...
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The Louisville & Indiana Railroad was named one of four winners of the Timmons Award for an outstanding effort hiring and retaining military veterans. “We are very proud that our team has received this national recognition from the American Short Line...
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The Trump Administration on April 26 released a proposed overhaul of the federal income tax system that promises to simplify the tax structure as well as reduce the rate at which large corporations are taxed to 15%. Association of American Railroads...

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