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Trade coalition urges commitment to TIGER project funding The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) called on President Donald Trump and Congress to fund the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery program, or TIGER, in Fiscal Year 2018.

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The Georgia Ports Authority commissioned the first of four new neo-panamax ship-to-shore container cranes at its Garden City Terminal, Savannah. The GPA’s roster now totals 23 cranes, with three more scheduled to come online. "Expanding our capabilities means we are able to...
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Nine years ago, the tragic head-on collision of a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train near Chatsworth, Calif., ended debate on whether railroads should be required to install Positive Train Control to prevent these types of incidents....
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The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has presented Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Deputy General Manager-Finance and Administration Loretta Kirk with its 2017 Women Who Move the Nation Award. Kirk, a 37-year COMTO member, served on the organization’s National...
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The locomotive refueling track in TransNet’s San Ysidro Yard in San Diego, Calif., received an environmentally friendly improvement with the addition of new, custom-designed spill-containment pans from Trans Environmental Systems, Inc. (TESI). These heavy- duty, steel track pans were specifically designed...
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Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among the elements of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018...

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Europe’s largest rail freight carrier, DB Cargo, and GE Transportation have signed an agreement to digitize 250 locomotives across Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Poland over the next five years. The deal is GE Transportation’s first European digital contract and...
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Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14 at the historic Union League Club, Chicago. Prendergast recently retired from...
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The Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) at the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business is offering two new short seminars for key management issues and opportunities facing the rail industry. Both seminars are to be held on the...
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American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The quadrennial report depicts the condition and performance of...
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Could the conventional hopper car be going the way of the steam locomotive? In Seattle BNSF Railway settled a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups for pollution caused by open-top cars carrying coal and coke. The Sierra...

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