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PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are offering a one-day conference, Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing – Are We Where We Need to Be?, in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in the Metra meeting room at 547 West ...

The Surface Transportation Board is proposing to amend existing procedures for the arbitration of disputes before the Board to make those procedures conform to statutory requirements of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Miner Enterprises, Inc. has released its latest inspection and installation Field Guide and Wall Chart.

On May 18, 2016, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced amendments to its grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the first amendment to the grant agreement since 2012. This move comes after the CHSRA recently approved ...

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association recognized four short lines on May 18, 2016 "for their efforts in designing and enacting innovative and successful marketing initiatives in the challenging small railroad industry."

One day after the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings on Amtrak 188's derailment, National Association of Railroad Passengers President Jim Matthews issued this statement on May 18, 2016:

For the week ending May 14, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 498,379 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.2% compared with the same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads.

The Loop Trolley Company announced on May 17, 2016 that Paul Scott has been hired as its first General Manager. The Loop Trolley, which is a 2.2-mile streetcar service operating along Delmar Blvd. and DeBaliviere Ave., is currently under construction and ...

150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.”

Integrating so-called “Big Data” is one of the biggest technical challenges the railroad industry faces over the next few years. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there will be some 44 zettabytes—the equivalent of 640 billion YouTube videos—of available data. New hardware and software tools ...
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