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AAR takes freight rail message to mayors The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a letter to mayors across the United States on June 8 pointing out the merits of the freight railroad industry to those who are at the front lines of local public policy decisions.

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a letter to mayors across the United States on June 8 pointing out the merits of the freight railroad industry to those who are at the front lines...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is holding a series of three community meetings to discuss six concepts for a future rail line for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project. The six concepts look at...
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Waze, a crowd-sourced traffic and GPS navigation software, are collaborating in an effort to improve safety for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) passengers.     The MTA has announced the start of...
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CSX Corporation (CSX) announced this week that the company is soliciting bids on six rail segments.     The Class 1 says the move is part of a broader aim to drive asset utilization, improve efficiency and facilitate...
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Julie D'Orazio has been named national market leader for transit and rail at engineering and professional services consultancy WSP USA.     In her new role, D'Orazio, a senior vice president based in the New York office, will...

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The feasibility of advancing the Dumbarton Transportation Corridor will be explored thanks to an agreement between the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) Board of Directors; Facebook, Inc., and Plenary Group.   Officials say the increased number...
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American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Linda Darr on June 5 announced her resignation, effective July 27, from the organization she has led since late 2014. She has accepted a CEO role with the...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) on June 4 that a Record of Decision (ROD) has been issued for the next six miles of the transportation authority's Bay...
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Suzanne Silverman has joined the New York City office of Denver-based Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP as a partner.     She will be part of the firm's Rail, Transit, Highways, and Infrastructure practice group, working with Adam...
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Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC-1), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined representatives June 4 from Geismar-Modern Track Machinery (Geismar-MTM) and industry stakeholders for a tour of Geismar's new Beaufort manufacturing facility.     Officials also...