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Norfolk Southern slimming to nine divisions Norfolk Southern will be consolidating its Central Division headquarters operations in Knoxville, Tenn., into three surrounding divisions "as part of ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and improve operating efficiencies."

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North Carolina Ports and CSX will commence a daily, intermodal rail service between Wilmington and Charlotte. This double-stacked train, dubbed the Queen City Express, will begin service on July 28, 2017. "The Queen City Express provides...
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Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) announced they have ratified a new five-year labor agreement. "We thank the union leadership for their vision and willingness to work with...
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A report submitted to Congress on July 17 says restored Gulf Coast Amtrak service would expand travel markets; improve access to jobs, education and healthcare; reduce vehicular congestion and provide support for disaster and emergency...
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Norfolk Southern will be consolidating its Central Division headquarters operations in Knoxville, Tenn., into three surrounding divisions "as part of ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and improve operating efficiencies." The consolidation, effective on or about...
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The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, introduced in March of this year, has achieved 226 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives (H.R. 721) and 51 co-sponsors in the Senate (S....

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Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more accurately depict the company's operations. The...
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Union Pacific announced it is consolidating its Council Bluffs Service Unit management with its Twin Cities, North Platte and Chicago service units effective July 15. Five management positions will be reassigned to other locations as the...
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The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill July 10.   The bill reduces total discretionary spending, eliminates certain grant programs, but also preserves funds for...
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Progressive Rail, Inc., and the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division have partnered to preserve rail service along a portion of the Piedmont & Northern Railway corridor.   "Progressive Rail is aggressively marketing this new...
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The White House on July 10 announced that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as president and chief operating officer of Conrail, as the next Federal Railroad Administrator.   Batory retired...

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