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Financial Edge: REF 2017 roundup
Following in the spirit of its predecessors, the 31st annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference was a huge success and an incredible opportunity to get a complete understanding of today’s rail…
CSX fuel tax suit dismissed
A U.S. District Court Judge in Alabama dismissed a lawsuit by CSX alleging a state tax on diesel fuel discriminated against railroads.
SEPTA sets 'Rebuild' FY2018 budget
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…
AAR to Trump Administration: “Proceed with caution”
I have stressed many times in this blog, and in my monthly magazine columns—at times in harsh terms that may have offended some people who, for reasons I can’t quite…
Norfolk Southern safety train to visit 23 cities
Norfolk Southern's safety train will stop in 23 cities during 2017 as part of its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which provides first responders with free training on how…
Passenger ops lagging freight RRs in PTC progress: FRA
The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
First locomotive rebuild for Motive Power Resources
Motive Power Resources announced that it has completed its first locomotive overhaul at its new heavy overhaul and repair facility in Minooka, Ill.
Idaho weather disrupts BNSF, UP, MRL and Amtrak services
Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho.
A cleaner, greener San Ysidro Yard
The locomotive refueling track in TransNet’s San Ysidro Yard in San Diego, Calif., received an environmentally friendly improvement with the addition of new, custom-designed spill-containment pans from Trans Environmental Systems,…
Wi-Tronix signs up Aussie co-op CBH Group
Wi-Tronix, LLC of Bolingbrook, Ill., announced that it has signed a contract to provide its Wi-Nostix predictive diagnostics software-as-a-service for Co-Operative Bulk Handling Group, Australia’s largest grain co-op.
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