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AAR to Pence: "Freight railroads can serve as an example" for transition team
The Association American of Railroads (AAR) on Nov. 21 released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence and the transition team:
Miller Ingenuity wins WorldSafe award
Miller Ingenuity announced it has been selected for a 2016-17 WorldSafe Award for its work in rail maintenance safety.
Madness in Mosier
You want to double or triple your train throughput? Just build a nice long siding. At least that’s what Friends of the Columbia Gorge would like the Wasco County (Wash.)…
Parsons wins ACEC AZ Grand Prize in transportation
Parsons announced it recently received a 2016 Grand Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC AZ) for its work on Valley Metro’s…
AAR: "Concern over railroads being held responsible for contractor drug and alcohol testing programs"
Ed Greenberg, spokesperson for the Association of American Railroads, provided this statement following the Federal Railroad Administration's Nov. 10 decision to reject a petition by several industry groups to delay…
APTA: Trump-up public infrastructure investment
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) issued this statement on November 9 to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence:
GREX wins R&D 100 Award, sole winner from rail industry
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has been named an R&D 100 Awards winner for its Aurora Xi internal tie inspection technology, and was the only winner from the rail industry.…
Reading & Northern reports 15% growth
Despite a soft market for anthracite coal, Reading & Northern reported on November 4 that its freight traffic has grown over its record-setting 2015 base: Merchandise traffic (non-coal) is up…
Disruptive thinking about railway capital requirements
It has been a bit more than a decade and a half since the rail industry, assisted by well-qualified consultants, alerted the public and industry watchers that economic growth would…
KCS improving New Orleans Sub
Kansas City Southern Railway is investing approximately $14.3 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its New Orleans Subdivision between Port Allen and Simmesport, La., and also at…
Road & Rail Services marks 30 years
Longevity is common in the railway supply business, even though many companies have been through the merger and acquisitions process. Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services marks 30 years in…
Savage opens transloading facility in Iowa
Savage announced Oct. 25 the start of transloading in Daveport, Iowa.
Wabtec reports 3Q results, updates Faively Transport acquisition
Wabtec Corporation reported on Oct. 25 results for the 2016 third quarter, updated 2016 full-year guidance and announced modified terms for its acquisition of Faiveley Transport.
Gill grabbing Harsco Rail reins
Harsco Corp. on Oct. 19 appointed Jeswant Gill as President of Harsco Rail, effective Nov. 1, 2016. He will be based at Harsco Rail headquarters in Columbia, S.C.
KCS increasing speed in Mississippi
Kansas City Southern announced October 17 that train speed on 2.5 miles of track between Martin Luther King Street and Highway 90 in Gulfport, Miss. will increase from 10 to…
American TieTek LLC, LT Resources showcase advancements with Congressman Gohmert
On October 12, 2016, U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1) joined representatives from American TieTek LLC, LT Resources, Inc., and other rail stakeholders to tour American TieTek’s manufacturing facility.
Quinn rejoins R.J. Corman as chief executive
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…
Riddett takes the reins at RailWorks
Kevin Riddett has been appointed President and CEO of RailWorks Corp. effective Oct. 10, 2016.
KCS opens transload terminal in Dallas with Watco
Kansas City Southern announced Oct. 6 that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has opened a new, multi-commodity transload terminal at its former Zacha intermodal terminal…
Birchland receives leadership award from ARTBA
Paula Hammond, a senior vice president and national transportation market leader for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the recipient of the Ethel S. Birchland Award from the American Road and…
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