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Rep. Westerman tours OUCH; discusses 45G U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04) joined Ouachita Railroad Company (OUCH) Sept. 20 for a tour of the railroad and to discuss issues facing the shortline rail industry.

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U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04) joined Ouachita Railroad Company (OUCH) Sept. 20 for a tour of the railroad and to discuss issues facing the shortline rail industry.   There are 19 shortline railroaders operating through Rep. Westerman's...
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The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.6 million in funding for three rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program. The three projects awarded funds include: The Sterilite...
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Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) unveiled the next development of its Aurora platform: Aurora XivTM.   The Aurora Xiv combines several of GREX's rail solutions into a single truck with the aim of making railroad inspections more...
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, known as Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R.3354),...
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Tacoma, Wash.-based shortline Tacoma Rail has selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Hosting services. Herzog PTC Hosting "allows railroads nationwide to simplify and accelerate their PTC implementation utilizing Herzog's PTC expertise...

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Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) provided a preview of the activities and sponsors of the upcoming inaugural U.S. Rail Safety Week (RSW). RSW will take place Sept. 24-30 with a goal of raising awareness for pedestrians and...
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OmniTRAX has named Pierre-Luc Mathieu to lead OmniTRAX Energy Solutions (EOS) as president, effective immediately. "Pierre is the perfect executive to oversee the OES team and deliver strong growth to the OmniTRAX organization. His experience and...
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Reiterating the importance of rail to the region, the government of Canada named a negotiator and said it is willing to explore interim funding options or potential sale of the Hudson Bay Rail Line in...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant applications through Oct. 16 for Fiscal Year 2017 awards. USDOT has $500 million available for the discretionary grant program and will...
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The government of Canada has "formally demanded" that the Hudson Bay Railway Company honor a 2008 agreement and repair tracks between Amery and Churchill, Manitoba. The line between Amery and Churchill has not been operable since...

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