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The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has selected the winners of its 2015 Field Employee of the Year and Project of the Year awards, which will be recognized at the 2016 NRC Conference in San Diego, Calif.

For the week ending Dec. 12, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 544, 975 carloads and intermodal units, down 8% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Dec. 16. U.S. carloads fell 13%; Canadian carloads dropped 10%; North American (U.S., Canada, ...
Canadian Pacific (CP) on Dec. 16, 2015 announced a “revised, enhanced offer” in its bid to acquire Norfolk Southern (NS). The revised offer consists of, for each NS share, U.S.$32.86, 0.451 shares of stock in the combined CP-NS, and 0.451 of a contingent value right (CVR) worth a maximum $25. ...
Wabtec Corporation has signed contracts worth about $45 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Metra, the Northeast Ill ...
In response to the proposed merger between Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Dec. 14, 2015 sent a letter signed by Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) urging t ...
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and Canadian National Railway (CN) announced Dec. 12, 2015 that the CN Miracle Match program has helped raise more than $760,000 for the Childr ...

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has selected Ron Hynes as Executive Director to “advance its mission of providing the leadership to enhance the safety culture and safety conformance of short line and regional railroads,” the organization announced on Dec. 14, 2015.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Dec. 15, 2015 announced that, since Sept. 1, 2015, the beginning of its fiscal year, it has received orders for approximately 1,800 railcar units valued at nearly $170 million.

New Jersey-based Stadler U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Bussnang, Switzerland-based Stadler Rail Group, will open a temporary manufacturing and assembly facility in Utah as part of the first phase of its 15-year plan to expand North America ...

The TransLink Board of Directors has appointed Don Rose as its new Chair, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Rose, a senior corporate lawyer in Vancouver, has been a director on the TransLink board for the past five years.

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