Rail Unions to Congress: Safety is Not Negotiable

From Staff, AJOT.com; June 19, 2019 More than 150 years after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, rail remains a…

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Montana Rail Link budgets record capex

By Jeff Stagl, Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 Capital spending for Montana Rail Link (MRL) is up in 2019…

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Mother grizzly bear killed by train, then her 2 cubs struck and killed by another train, Montana officials say

By Travis Fedschun, Fox News; June 18, 2019 Unfortunately, it was not a fairy tale ending for these three bears.…

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Feds want to figure out why your Metra ride in Chicago keeps getting delayed

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 13, 2019 Federal regulators for the first time would get involved in a…

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Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

By Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, June 13, 2019 Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi,…

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California: Rail Traffic Across Altamont Pass Halted As Pg&E Crews Working On Gas Leak Near Tracks In Livermore

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; June 13, 2019 Rail traffic across the Altamont Pass in unincorporated Alameda County was…

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White House pulls rule that would require two-member crew in locomotives

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; June 13, 2019 The White House has pulled an Obama-era proposal that would…

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Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; June 12, 2019: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department…

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Federal Railroad Administration awards grants for CREATE project, rail upgrades in Florida and Michigan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation will receive a $17 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure…

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Delmarva Peninsula: Berlin, Snow Hill railroad freight lines will be active by end of the month

By Lucas Gonzalez, Salisbury Daily Times, delmarvanow.com; June 12, 2019 Residents in Berlin and Snow Hill can expect freight train service…

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Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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Down to Business: How 100-year-old Canadian National Railway is working to keep Canada’s economy moving and growing

By Emily Jackson, Financial Post; June 12, 2019 Welcome to Down to Business, a weekly podcast from the Financial Post.…

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How driving a train became one of Canada’s Best Jobs

By Mariyam Khaja, Canadian Business; June 11, 2019 While working in the office of an insurance company back in 2007,…

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Canada: Alberta’s government in talks about offloading crude-by-rail contracts to private sector, Kenney says

By Thomson Reuters, CBC News; June 11, 2019 The Alberta government has started talks with the private sector about Canadian…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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Federal grant to help improve railroad tracks throughout Michigan

By Devon Mahieu, UpNorthLive; June 11, 2019 MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) — Three Michigan Congressmen have announced a federal grant to improve…

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Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestion

By The Associated Press, WREX 13 NBC; June 11, 2019 DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal…

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Freight railroads consider hiring outside the industry

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; June 10, 2019 The transition to e-commerce and anticipated advances in automated trucking are forcing…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: For employees, pain, no gain

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; June 10, 2019 Six out of the seven Class I freight railroads in…

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Lawmakers Seek Ways to Speed Up Commuter, Freight Trains in Chicago

By Chris Coffey, NBC 5; June 5, 2019 If you are waiting longer at Chicago area rail road crossings and…

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Association of American Railroads Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on Metrics & Standards

A press release from the Association of American Railroads; June 3, 2019: Washington, D.C. – June 3, 2019 – Ian…

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A railroad engineer who documents Wyoming’s coal country in photos

By Alan Rogers, Digital Editor, Casper Star Tribune; May 31, 2019 Alan Nash is a Union Pacific engineer from Scottsbluff,…

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Nebraska: Army Corps of Engineers says railroads did not have permission to build causeways in Platte River

By Michelle Bandur, KETV ABC 7; May 30, 2019 PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — As two railroad causeways in Cass County come…

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Regional Chamber, Partners Form Rail Commission in Ohio

From The Business Journal; May 30, 2019 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A new commission of elected officials from Mahoning and Trumbull…

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Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 28, 2019 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau last week unveiled voice and video recorder regulations…

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