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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is adding trains to accommodate an expected surge in riders after a fire destroyed a heavily-traveled segment of Interstate 85.

Due to a downturn in new railcar business, FreightCar America will shut down production at its Roanoke, Va. facility in June.

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has appointed David Friss  Director of Process Improvement.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the Trump Administration's forthcoming infrastructure proposal will cover more than infrastructure, and reiterated the belief that regulatory red tape, not funding, is responsible for holding up projects.

Amtrak is expanding its Acela Express service in April.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will advance initiatives to renew critical infrastructure, replace aging portions of its fleet, expand capacity for growing ridership and make technology improvements under its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget.

The future of a bill aimed at regulating Brightline, South Florida’s private passenger rail operation, is in question after a House committee this week postponed a vote on the measure.

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday approved legislation involving passenger rail.

U.S. rail traffic totaled 526,471 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 25, 2017, up 12% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported on March 29. Canadian and Mexican carriers also realized big gains.

Effective April 24, Bruce McCuaig is stepping down as President and CEO of Metrolinx, Toronto, to accept a new federal role in Canada’s Privy Council Office as Executive Adviser-Infrastructure Bank, to support the launch of Canada Infrastructure Bank.

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