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Port of Vancouver USA close to wrapping up decade-long rail program The Port of Vancouver USA has begun work on the final two projects in its decade-long initiative to bolster growth by investing in freight rail infrastructure.

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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...
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OmniTRAX is developing a 60-day plan to return the northern portion of the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR) to service following floods that caused significant damage to the line in May.   HBR has been unable to operate...
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Stephen Hoye has been appointed vice president of Anacostia Rail Holdings's Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) subsidiary. The position is effective in early August. Hoye joins PHL from the Belt Railway Company of Chicago, where he served...
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A report submitted to Congress on July 17 says restored Gulf Coast Amtrak service would expand travel markets; improve access to jobs, education and healthcare; reduce vehicular congestion and provide support for disaster and emergency...
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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...

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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...
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A pair of U.S. senators from Illinois say the restructuring of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program could delay progress on two key rail...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity in the Federal Register for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. USDOT says INFRA "advances a pre-existing grant program established in...
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Officials from Canadian National and Whirlpool Canada came together on June 28 to break ground on a new distribution center at the railroad's Calgary Logistics Park in Rocky View County, AB. "We are very pleased to...
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) filed comments with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on June 12, detailing the importance of preserving North American trade relationships to freight railroads. One of the...

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