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aar-ready-to-work-with-trump-on-some-of-his-most-ambitious-goals
January 20, 2017
The Association of American Railroads issued this statement on Donald Trump's inauguration day: "We are ready to work with the President in helping achieve some of his most ambitious goals, including an overhaul of our tax code, improving a sprawling and...
henderson-named-president-of-rj-corman-railroad-services-rush-to-serve-as-svp-commercial-development-rj-corman-railroad-group
January 20, 2017
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective immediately. Both will continue to...
tatem-to-lead-construction-services-in-central-region-of-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff
January 20, 2017
Edwin E. Tatem has been named construction services manager, transportation & infrastructure, for the central region at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Mr. Tatem is responsible for the service and delivery of construction inspection and resident engineering services...
cahsr-settles-with-county-of-kern
January 20, 2017
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the County of Kern, which will result in the dismissal of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) litigation over the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)...
up-4q-and-2016
January 20, 2017
Union Pacific Corporation on Jan. 19 reported 2016 fourth quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.39 per diluted share compared to $1.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2015. "While full-year volumes were down substantially year over year, we...

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January 19, 2017
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.   Similar to last year’s...
menendez-presses-chao-on-gateway
January 19, 2017
It has been one of the Obama Administration's transportation priorities. The question is: will it be one of the Trump Administration's? U.S. Senator Bob...
pl-announces-management-changes
January 19, 2017
Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. and its affiliate companies, Evansville Western Railway, Inc. and Appalachian and Ohio Railroad, Inc. announced on Jan. 16...
fta-issues-directive-to-reduce-the-frequency-of-stop-signal-overruns
January 19, 2017
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a public notice and request for comments on a proposed General Directive that would reduce the frequency of stop...
aar-total-weekly-us-traffic-up-2
January 18, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 18 reported for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,229 carloads and...