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BNSF to spend $375 million on Texas capital program BNSF plans to spend more than 11 percent of its total capital program in Texas this year, with nearly half of the $375 million state plan going toward maintenance projects.

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The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on Feb. 15 examining the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). Juan D. Reyes III, chief counsel, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Edward Hamberger, president and CEO,...
ntsb-issues-three-safety-recs-following-lirr-csx-amtrak-incidents
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued three urgent safety recommendations, two to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and one to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) based on the agency's findings in two ongoing railroad...
bnsf-to-spend-375-million-on-texas-capital-program
BNSF plans to spend more than 11 percent of its total capital program in Texas this year, with nearly half of the $375 million state plan going toward maintenance projects.   BNSF's maintenance work in Texas in...
bnsf-details-capital-programs-for-montana-missouri-and-kansas
BNSF unveiled details of its planned $385 million capital plan across Montana, Missouri and Kansas. The focus of all three state programs will be on maintenance projects. BNSF says the largest component of its $135 million...
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The Senate by voice vote early Tuesday evening, Feb. 13, confirmed Ronald Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator, the nation's rail safety watchdog agency.     Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) removed a hold on a Batory confirmation...

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Heath Hall, the acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, the nation's rail safety watchdog, resigned Feb. 11 amid allegations that he was working a second job as a public relations consultant.     Hall was appointed as...
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BNSF Railway plans to spend $160 million in Washington state during 2018. The state capital plan is part of its larger $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.   The $160 million will add to the $940 million the...
union-pacific-updates-q4-2017-ptc-progress
As concerns about the implementation of positive train control (PTC) continue to make headlines, Union Pacific (UP) says it expects to meet all required deadlines for installing PTC on its network.   UP said it plans to...
pandrol-signs-new-distribution-agreements-in-us-canada
Pandrol signed multi-year distributor partnership agreements with Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS), in the United States and Davanac, Inc., in Canada. Pandrol says the agreements will involve IRS and Davanac distributing Railtech Matweld hydraulic tools and Rosenqvist...
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BNSF Railway Company announced it recently became the first Class I railroad to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), comprising more than 200 freight transportation companies working to develop blockchain standards for the logistics...

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