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August 22, 2014
HAMILTON, Ontario – National Steel Car in Hamilton is hiring 300 people to ramp up production of tank cars, the Hamilton Spectator reports. The company is... More »
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration has issued its final rule on positive train control this week with less than 17 months left until the fed... More »
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation HAS selected ARG Transportation of Eugene, Ore., to operate a 26-mile rail line in cent... More »
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ROCKFORD, Ill. – People interested in learning more about passenger rail service between Rockford and Chicago are encouraged attend an town hall meeting h... More »
RED WING, Minn. – The Goodhue County board has reversed an earlier decision and approved a resolution that opposes the proposed Zip Rail high speed rail p... More »
FARGO, N.D. – The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 in Fargo to obtain public input report on service problems in the U.S... More »
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