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L.B. Foster’s Combs Joins NRC Board

L.B. Foster Vice President of Rail Sales Doug Combs has been named to the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors. Combs assumes a recently vacated seat on the

Map showing proposed location of a Rare Element Resources, Inc., (RER) separation and processing demonstration plant. (Courtesy of RER)

RER Plans Rare Earth Element Demonstration Plant in Wyoming

Radioactive waste materials from a proposed Rare Element Resources, Inc., (RER) plant in Wyoming would be handled by rail, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environment Assessment for the company’s request for a source materials license accompanying the construction and operation of the rare earth element separation and processing demonstration plant.

Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

Loram Technologies, Inc., hosted U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.; pictured) at a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Global Rail Campus in Georgetown, Tex. (Photograph Courtesy of REMSA and NRC)
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Loram Technologies to Launch Global Rail Campus

Loram Technologies, Inc. on May 3 held a groundbreaking ceremony in Georgetown, Tex., for its new Global Rail Campus, which will comprise a corporate office and facility for the production and manufacture of maintenance-of-way equipment and inspection technologies.

NRC Wins $15MM MBTA Contract

Network Rail Consulting (NRC) was awarded a $15 million contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to: assist the agency in managing its assets in accordance with best practice principles, support the upgrade of several rail lines to higher levels of performance, and secure a specific set of outcomes desired by the Board and staff.

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NRC ousts CCH

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) is severing ties with Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell LLC (CCH), the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm that has been managing NRC’s operations for the past 15 years.