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News July 21, 2016
CP Reaches Agreement with Creel, Retains Services of Harrison
The Board of Directors of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has reached an agreement with president and chief operating officer Keith Creel, who will become president and chief executive officer on July 1, 2017. Read more
CSX Reports 2016 Second Quarter Earnings
CSX Corporation has reported 2016 second quarter net earnings of $445 million compared to $553 million in the same quarter of 2015. Read more
INRD Opens Merom Transload Facility
Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) officials hosted a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the railroad’s new Merom Transload, a rail-to-truck transload that will enable customers in the Wabash Valley to benefit from long-haul rail coupled with short-haul trucking. Read more
NY Rail Projects Take First Step Toward USDOT Funding
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the Hudson Tunnel Project and Portal North Bridge, two major rail infrastructure projects in the New York City area, are now in the Project Development process for funding through the New Starts Grant Program. Read more
DCTA Awards First Transit A-Train Contract
FirstGroup plc subsidiary First Transit, which provides transportation contract and management services, has been awarded a contract by Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to provide operations and maintenance services for the 21-mile A-train commuter rail line that connects Denton and Dallas Counties in Texas. Read more
New Mexico’s Rail Runner Celebrates 10 Years of Service
Rail Runner Express, the commuter rail serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., is celebrating its tenth year of service this month. Read more
Construction Completed on NC Rail Project
North Carolina state transportation officials attended a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a railroad construction project in Durham. Read more
OmniTRAX Logistics Transloads Large Steel Shipment
OmniTRAX Logistics Services, LLC (OLS) has recently managed the handling and warehousing of more than 10 million pounds of coiled steel for a transload customer in Sand Springs, Okla. Read more
Alstom’s Maintenance Contract for UK Trains Extended
Alstom will supply maintenance support for the UK’s Grand Central Railway Company Limited‘s Class 180 trains for another 10 years until December 2026. Read more
Just Published
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  • Port, Intermodal, & Warehouse Connections, exclusive to this issue.
  • Extensive updates on many of the 30 regional railroad maps.
  • Updated Station Index.
  • Updatedcontacts at numerous Class I, II and III freight railroads, rail industry associations, and agencies and commissions.
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