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IHB going CNG The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB) is partnering with OptiFuel Systems LLC and R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives LLC to convert its entire locomotive fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).

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The Broward County Board of County Commissioners this week approved Port Everglades’ plans for a $437.5-million expansion – the most expensive capital project in its history – to add new berths for larger cargo ships and install infrastructure for new...
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A planned grade separation that will improve traffic flow and safety has received funding from the Port of Seattle Commission. The commission on May 23 approved $595,000 toward the $25-million project that will construct an overpass along South 228th Street over...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined an action plan to help transit riders deal with the impending work Amtrak is planning at Penn Station during the summer. Amtrak’s proposed repairs would reduce the number of trains at the busiest U.S....
Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public. Long before the concept of “fake news” became a thing, the rail industry suffered routinely at the hands of mainstream media, whose members believe that bulk...
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NJ Transit's Board of Directors authorized a vote to enter into an early action contract with PKF-Mark III Inc., of Newtown, Pa., for preparatory construction ahead of the replacement of the Portal bridge, a key link in the Northeast Corridor...

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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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Central Washington state’s Port of Quincy is again promoting itself as a less-congested inland alternative to coastal intermodal centers. “[T]rains could be loaded at the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal with ocean containers of Washington State dry agricultural products (wheat, dry...
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Kansas City Southern Railway Co. is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Pittsburg, Heavener and Shreveport Subdivisions. Rail, cross tie and crossing improvements are planned in 20 communities between Neosho, Mo. and Blanchard, La....
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Infrastructure firm AECOM announced that Navin Sagar has been appointed vice president and national director transit systems of the firm’s transit systems practice in North America. Also, Jon Schmidt has been promoted to the transit systems deputy practice leader, working with...
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Streetcars returned to Woodward Avenue in Detroit for the first time in 61 years with the May 12 inauguration of the 3.3-mile Q Line from Larned Street to West Grand Boulevard. The $140-million project is claimed to be the first public-private...

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