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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, putting major state construction projects on hold, apparently including improved passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis.

CN “is continuing its record-setting pace of grain movements and remains fully in sync with the grain supply chain in Western Canada,” President and CEO Claude Mongeau said on Feb. 9, 2015.
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) on Feb. 6, 2015, released a statement regarding the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) draft rule on tank cars for crude oil and ethanol going to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. RSI-C ...
Lance Fritz has succeeded Jack Koraleski as President and Chief Executive Officer at Union Pacific effective immediately, and was also elected to the railroad’s board of directors. Koraleski is now Executive Chairman. UP also set its 2015 capit ...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 it has completed the Blue Flag System upgrade "at a North American Class I main line refueling facility located in Temple, Tex."

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has completed its purchase of 37-miles of Housatonic Railroad right-of-way, stretching from Pittsfield, Mass., to Canaan, Conn., the railroad's headquarters city sitting just across the Massachusetts-Connecticut border.

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 that GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., has been awarded a contract to build the future Long Island Rail Road concourse at Grand Central Ter ...
New Jersey Transit will receive $843,750 in federal funds to develop a validated forecast and warning system, in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, N.J., one of the cities severely affected by the impact of storm surge due to Superstorm Sandy in late October 2012 ...
05 February 2015

A tad off the top

Rail grinding service providers offer profile correction, modification, and restoration.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based United Rail, Inc. announced a partnership with Swiss rail supply manufacturer HaslerRail AG on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, designed to allow United Rail "to represent their systems and products to the American freight and passenger rail transportation markets."

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