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Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24 on "The State of Positive Train Control in the United States."

R. J. Corman Railroad Company has signed an agreement to purchase an 80-mile short line railroad in eastern North and South Carolina for $13.9 million. The company plans to rehabilitate and operate the rail line, which wa ...
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker’s (R-Miss.) “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” S.1626, has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the senators announced on June 25, 2015. The committee unanimously passed the proposal. ...

Alireza Edraki, PEng, PMP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president of Canadian operations for the Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, the company announced June 24, 2015.

Amsted Rail is making a significant capital investment in its Griffin wheel facilities that will boost wheel capacity more than 10% across its five North American locations, the company announced June 24, 2015.

A universal access control system is being introduced to North America that radically improves safety and risk management in the U.S. logistics and transportation industry.

The program and speaker lineup for this year’s Summer Meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), which is set to take place July 13-14, 2015, has sparked strong early registration.

Canadian Pacific (CP) says it is “profoundly disappointed” with Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt’s public  comments regarding an ongoing investigation into an alleged breach in safety rules. “Such comments undermine the reputations of hardworki ...

The Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) has issued an urgent Legislative Action Alert requesting that action be taken to oppose any legislation that allows for an increase in truck size and weight regulations.

Keolis is supporting local first responders on their journey to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games from June 26 to July 5.

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