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News August 18, 2016
G&W Agrees to Acquire Providence and Worcester Railroad
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has agreed to acquire the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (P&W) for $25.00 per share, or approximately $126 million. Read more
LIRC to Increase Number, Speed of Trains
The Louisville and Indiana Railroad (LIRC) has announced that it will be increasing train traffic between Louisville, Ky., and Seymour, Ind., on or soon after September 1 of this year. Read more
KCS Investing in Rail Line through Texas and Louisiana
Kansas City Southern subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $13 million in its Greenville Subdivision through Texas and Louisiana during 2016. Read more
FRA Awards $25 Million in PTC Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in six states and the District of Columbia to assist in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). Read more
FTA Issues New Safety Directive to WMATA
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Directive 16-5 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) that requires the transit agency to address the stop signal overruns in its Metrorail system. Read more
AAR Issues Comments to FRA on Proposed Two-Person Rule
In response to a July 15th public hearing, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) has again submitted comments urging the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to withdraw its proposed rule mandating two-person crews on railroads. Read more
OC Streetcar Receives $28 Million from California State Transportation Agency
Orange County’s (OC) first modern streetcar project is one of the recipients of a California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) funded $28 million grant for projects that will boost public transit ridership and help improve the environment. Read more
New DART Streetcar Service Starts August 29
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will begin service on a new portion of the Dallas Streetcar on Monday, August 29. Read more
FTA Issues Final Rule on Public Transportation Safety Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule, establishing procedural rules for FTA to administer a program to improve the safety of federally funded public transportation systems. Read more
 
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  • Key listing changes from railway industry suppliers, including PowerRail, Salco Products, Inc. and TrinityRail;
  • New supplier listing for Southeast Railroad Supply, sales agents and brokers in railroad and transit business since 1980. 
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