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Service to start soon for North Carolina Ports, CSX’s Queen City Express 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.

presidential-executive-order-to-streamline-permitting-process
A newly signed presidential Executive Order aims to reduce the time it takes projects to move through the federal permitting and review processes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says the Executive Order (EO), "Establishing Discipline...
cp-launches-direct-vancouver-detroit-service
Canadian Pacific Railway announced the launch of direct rail service between Vancouver and Detroit.   The service was first announced by CP Chief Executive Keith Creel in June, at the Railway Age Rail Insights Conference & Expo...
fra-fmcsa-withdraw-potential-rule-affecting-sleep-apnea-mitigation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety sensitive positions.   The FMCSA posted a notice...
kcs-appoints-vps-for-energy--short-line-intermodal
Kansas City Southern announced the appointments of Ginger Adamiak as vice president, sales and marketing for the energy and short line relations business unit, and Darin Selby as vice president intermodal operations. Selby succeeds Morris Godwin,...
service-to-start-soon-for-north-carolina-ports-csx’s-queen-city-express
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...

alpenglow-rail-finalizes-vip-rail-acquisition
Alpenglow Rail LLC completed its acquisition of VIP Rail LLC. This acquisition is a first for the Denver-based shortline rail business, which is backed by private equity firm Stonecourt Capital. VIP Rail is a shortline rail...
house-appropriations-committee-thud-bill-tiger-eliminated-preserves-other-grants
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...
grupo-méxico-completes-fec-acquisition
Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V. has completed the acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. (FEC) through its Transportation Business Unit Grupo México Transportes, S.A. de C.V. (GMXT). As previously reported, the US$2-billion acquisition positions GMXT...
caltrans-allocates-5-million-to-help-fund-125-local-projects
Caltrans has allocated $34.5 million in funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program that will benefit 125 California projects. Caltrans says the projects, which are a part of the California Climate Investments Program continue the...
allowing-market-forces-to-improve-rail-safety
Legislation to improve rail safety through amplified use of the free-market forces of competition and innovation has been introduced in the Senate by Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.). The Railroad Advancement of Innovation and...

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