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Illinois awards $241M to freight projects Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded $241 million to 23 state freight projects on June 5.

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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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Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded $241 million to 23 state freight projects on June 5.   The state explains that the projects benefitting from the funds will improve the mobility of freight throughout the state and...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recommended 26 projects to be awarded a total of $1.54 billion in federal funds as part of the FY18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. USDOT had up...
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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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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...

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's BeRailSafe program, in partnership with N.C. Operation Lifesaver, conducted a staged train crash May 30 in Star, N.C.   The staged accident simulated a car attempting to beat...
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An agreement in principle has been reached between Missinippi Rail Partners and Fairfax Financial Holdings and OmniTRAX Inc. to restore rail service to northern Manitoba and transfer ownership of the Port of Churchill. The government of...
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IRIS USA, a manufacturer and distributor of injection-molded plastic products, is building a new manufacturing plant at the Humboldt Industrial Park, Hazleton, Pa., on the Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN).     Sendai, Japan-based IRIS USA has purchased...
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Schenck Process is offering an online rail scale system it says saves time and improves productivity.   The Whitewater, Wisc.-based company, a provider of measuring and process technology solutions, said it has achieved U.S. legal-for-trade status for...
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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...