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RAC reiterates need for dedicated shortline railroad capital funding The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is calling on the government of Canada and its provinces to support programs that provide shortline railroads with dedicated funding for infrastructure investment.

rac-reiterates-need-for-dedicated-shortline-railroad-capital-funding
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is calling on the government of Canada and its provinces to support programs that provide shortline railroads with dedicated funding for infrastructure investment. There have been two high-profile shortline rail...
fra-plans-june-4-webinar-to-discuss-ptc-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a webinar on June 4 aimed at helping those seeking funding for the recently announced positive train control (PTC) grants. The administration will award $250 million of its available PTC...
huron-central-will-cease-operations-by-end-of-the-year
Operations will cease by the end of 2018 along the Huron Central Railway (HCRY), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., which cites a lack of provincial funding needed to maintain service. HCRY operates a...
ichurchill-pulls-out-of-hudson-bay-rail-negotiations
A consortium that expressed interest in purchasing the flood-damaged Hudson Bay Railway (HBR), the Port of Churchill and associated assets, has halted negotiations and cites the government of Canada's "unwillingness to engage in meaningful dialogue." "We...
aapa-member-survey-highlights--billion-in-rail-access-needs
A recent survey by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) found members identified a need in excess of $20 billion during the next decade for multimodal port and rail access, but cited "funding/financing options"...

ashcroft-terminals-will-enhance-rail-links-with-federal-funds
The Government of Canada's Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, has announced a CA$9.2 million (US7.18 million) investment for a project at Ashcroft Terminal that will improve terminal infrastructure.     The project is also intended to help local...
aar-publishes-white-paper-highlighting-rail’s-tech-advancements
Ahead of an event held on Capitol Hill to demonstrate the rail industry's innovations, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) released a white paper highlighting technology's role in making the U.S. rail network safer, more...
alaska-railroad-repairing-tracks-from-flood-damage
Ice jams have caused flooding along parts of Alaska Railroad's line north of Talkeetna resulting in suspended service due to scoured ballast. The railroad said ice pushed nearly 1,000 feet of track off the track bed...
canada-will-fund-60-of-lac-megantic-rail-bypass-project
A 12.8-km (7.9-mile) route will allow trains to bypass the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, were a fiery train derailment left 47 people dead in July 2013. Canada will fund 60 percent of the estimated CA$133-million (US$104-million)...
omnitrax-joins-blockchain-in-transport-alliance
An increasing number of rail-related companies are joining an initiative to develop secure digital transactions.     OmniTRAX, Inc., the privately-held transportation services provider, is the first short line company to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). Blockchain...