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News From 5/24/2018



Short Lines & Regionals


RAC calls on Canadian government to boost short-line funding »

KEYWORDS: Huron Central Railway, HCRY, Railway Association of Canada, RAC, short lines, Canadian short lines, Gerald Gauthier,

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Rail Industry Trends


Intermodal rail volume reaches near-record in Week 20 »

KEYWORDS: Association of American Railroads, AAR, rail traffic, intermodal, carloads, Week 20, U.S. railroads, Canadian railroads, Mexican railroads

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Canadian National Railway - CN


CN to acquire 1,000 new hopper cars »

KEYWORDS: CN, grain hopper cars, National Steel Car Ltd., JJ Ruest, Bill C-49, Lawrence MacAulay

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Passenger Rail


NYCT's Byford unveils 10-year subway repair plan »

KEYWORDS: MTA New York City Transit, NYCT, Andy Byford, New York City subways, Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize New York City Transit, NYC subway problems

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NTSB slates two-day hearing on fatal Amtrak crashes »

KEYWORDS: National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, Amtrak, Amtrak crashes, Amtrak Cascades derailment, DuPont, Washington, Amtrak collision, CSX, Cayce, South Carolina

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High-Speed Rail


Colorado DOT, Virgin advance hyperloop study »

KEYWORDS: Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Virgin Hyperloop One, AECOM, hyperloop, Rocky Mountain Hyperloop

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Canadian National Railway - CN


CN locomotive engineers ratify five-year contract »

KEYWORDS: Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, TCRC, CN, locomotive engineers, Canadian locomotive engineers, labor, rail labor

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DHS announces anti-terrorism grant opportunities »

KEYWORDS: Department of Homeland Security, grant funding, anti-terrorism, terrorism prevention, Amtrak, transit owners, transit operators, ports, Kirstjen Nielsen

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Industry Events


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