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CDPQ reaches Montreal track agreement with CN
Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) Infra has reached an agreement with CN to purchase infrastructure for its planned 41.5-mile (67 km) Metropolitan Electric Network…
Canada, Ontario reach $2.3 billion funding agreement for infrastructure
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
"Fall peak" changes for the rail industry, also
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III is discontinuing the practice of sending an annual letter to the railroad industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on…
CTC allocates $55M to rail, safety projects in California
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.
FRA’s quarterly PTC whip-cracking
A quarterly status update released Aug. 17, 2016 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) “underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as…
Christopher Booth joins Orgo-Thermit
Orgo-Thermit, Inc. has announced that Christopher Booth has joined the GT-Group as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer in Manchester, NJ.
California caps and trades $374 million for rail
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
FTA makes $7 million available for safety grants
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has $7 million in grants available to support efforts that enhance the safety of transit workers and passengers.
FRA awards $25 million for PTC implementation
Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).
ASLRRA receives DOT Technology Grant for PTC implementation
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on August 16 that it has received a grant from FY2016 Railroad Safety Technology Grant Funds, made available through the…
Salient Systems achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification
L.B. Foster’s wholly owned subsidiary, Salient Systems, Inc., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle monitoring devices and…
NESCO acquires V&H Leasing Services
NESCO LLC, an equipment and service provider for the utility industry, has acquired V&H Leasing Services from material handling and truck equipment manufacturer V&H Inc.
Investment Results: CSXT and LIRC take to upgraded track
Starting September 1, train traffic on the Louisville and Indiana Railroad (LIRC) between Louisville, Ky., and Seymour, Ind. will begin moving at increased capacity, faster and more often.
Pennsylvania to allocate $61.9 billion to statewide transportation improvements
Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Commission (STC) has announced updates to the state’s 12-Year Transportation program, effective Oct. 1.
InnoTrans: Let’s support our USA Pavilion
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees.
KCS upgrading Greenville Subdivision
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced August 10th that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), is investing approximately $13 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on…
BART begins track-quieting project Labor Day weekend
At one of its loudest stretches of track- between Balboa Park and Daly City - Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) plans to begin installing custom made rail dampers to help…
Three states see Southwest Chief renovations
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman visited Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico last week, along the Southwest Chief route, showing his appreciation of local, state and federal partners for their…
Salient Systems ISO 9001:2008 Certification furthers quality management initiative
Salient Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle…
TIGER VIII announces additional rail projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced on July 29 additional rail project awards to its eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
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