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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 12 reported for the week ending Oct. 8, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 521,789 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.1% compared with the same week last year.

The basic design work for Hamilton, Ontario’s LRT system has been finalized, including the selection of a site for the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF). The eight-mile (13–km) line is being financed at an estimate C$1 billion cost by Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees Ontari ...

Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has agreed to lend Reais 3.5bn ($US 1.1 billion) to rail and port operator Rumo Logistics in order to fund part of its 2015-2018 investment program.

R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has appointed Edward Quinn III as President and CEO, effective Oct. 24, 2016. He succeeds Fred Mudge, who has been serving as Interim President and CEO since ...

CSX on October 11 updated service conditions, post-Hurricane Matthew:

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named long-time Amtrak executive Drew Galloway as Vice President, Transit and Rail Planning Director. He will be based in the firm’s Newark, N.J. office.

Norfolk Southern is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts across five Southeastern states.

Amtrak announced Oct. 11 the launch of a new, state-of-the-art Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) at Penn Station New York. The new PIDS communicates train status, origin and destination stations, boarding gate and other information and features ...

Kevin Riddett has been appointed President and CEO of RailWorks Corp. effective Oct. 10, 2016.

After Hurricane Katrina, CSX decentralized its dispatching operations to the individual divisions.  Now for Hurricane Matthew, the company, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., watches closely whether the storm makes an unprecedented curve back to Florida.

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