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News October 20, 2016
CP Launches Supply Chain Scorecard
Canadian Pacific (CP) has announced that it is ready to move the delayed Western Canadian grain crop to market. Read more
NS Safety Train Visits Atlanta
Norfolk Southern Corporation’s (NS) safety train hosted 92 Atlanta area emergency responders for advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials. Read more
Greenbrier Europe, Astra Rail Form Greenbrier-Astra Rail
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Astra Rail Management GmbH have announced plans to form Greenbrier-Astra Rail, a new company that will create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business. Read more
Weekly U.S. Rail Traffic Declines 4.2 Percent
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 15, 2016, totaled 531,936 carloads and intermodal units, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to the same week in 2015. Read more
Major Developments Announced for Gateway Program
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was joined by Amtrak Board Chairman Anthony R. Coscia and other federal partners and elected officials to announce several major milestones in the Gateway Program. Read more
Deutsche Bahn Receives Five Alstom Locomotives
During a ceremony at Alstom’s Stendal site in Saxony-Anhalt, Alstom delivered five Prima H3 hybrid shunting locomotives to the German railway company Deutsche Bahn. Read more
Valley Metro Celebrates Start of Construction on Mesa Extension
Valley Metro, the public transit operator for the Phoenix area, and the city of Mesa hosted a groundbreaking event and community fall festival for the official start of construction on the Gilbert Road Extension. Read more
Metra Proposes 2017 Preliminary Operating Budget
Metra, the operator of the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system, has proposed a 2017 Preliminary Operating Budget of $1.06 billion that provides $781.2 million for operating costs and $279.5 million for capital improvements. Read more
CTA Updating Belmont Blue Station
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. have announced that a new improvement project at the Blue Line Belmont station will include a community gateway and a canopy above the station entrance, with both featuring unique architecture. Read more
Just Published
The Fourth Quarter 2016 edition of The Official Railway Guide (Vol. 149, No.4) will be shipped soon to subscribers. Highlights of the latest issue include:
  • Coal & Lumber Connections as well as the Railway Line Clearances section, exclusive to this issue.
  • Extensive updates on many of the 30 regional railroad maps.
  • Updated Station Index.
  • Updated contacts at numerous Class I, II and III freight railroads, rail industry associations, and agencies and commissions.
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