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New Orleans Public Belt for sale A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.

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Road & Rail Services, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based provider of rail-related services in North America, recently earned the 2016 Core Values Award, “It Starts with the Customer” from CSX subsidiary TDSI (Total Distribution Services Inc.) for service excellence at its...
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With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with a Republican President who is unpredictable, impetuous, lacking previous government...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training materials for small railroads.” Safety Tip Tuesday provides seasonal tips for...
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The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad Inc. (HOG, informally known as “The Hog’) will be part of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. by the second quarter of 2017, pending Surface Transportation Board approval. GWI has agreed to acquire the shares of Atlantic...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. ...

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A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City. Speculation regarding a sales was confirmed by city, which issued a...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) s now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. ...
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Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation. Chao is one of the least controversial cabinet appointments by President Trump, receiving 93 Senate votes for confirmation. Her role at...
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Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City. Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global...
Expediency over principle describes a unanimous vote Jan. 27 by the three Surface Transportation Board (STB) members—Acting Chairman Ann Begeman, a Republican, and Democrats Dan Elliott and Deb Miller.   This is peripherally about a vote on an unremarkable administrative order delaying...

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