Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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NYCT FASTRACKing no. 1 Line Beginning Monday, June 19, extensive maintenance, cleaning and repair work will be performed along a portion of MTA New York City Transit’s no. 1 Line, as the FASTRACK program returns to Upper Manhattan for two weeks.

Hunter Harrison, what exactly is going on at CSX? I’m hearing lots of voices. They’ve become loud and frequent and as such are nearly impossible to ignore. They’re the voices of railroaders, from the executive to the train and engine...
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Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) announced they have ratified a new five-year labor agreement. "We thank the union leadership for their vision and willingness to work with us proactively and collaboratively during...
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Port of New Orleans President and Chief Executive Brandy Christian has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC). The 15-member Council was created by statute under the Surface Transportation Board and provides advice on regulatory, policy and legislative matters...
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Norfolk Southern will be consolidating its Central Division headquarters operations in Knoxville, Tenn., into three surrounding divisions “as part of ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and improve operating efficiencies.” The consolidation, effective on or about Nov. 1, will reduce NS’s...
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Gay M. Knipper joined HNTB as senior program manager and vice president, specializing in program and construction management. She is based in the firm's New Orleans office and works with clients throughout the country. Knipper has more than three decades of...

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Opposition groups from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana in a filing have asked the Surface Transportation Board to reject an application from Great Lakes Basin Transportation to build a rail freight line around Chicago because there is no proof of funding...
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The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, introduced in March of this year, has achieved 226 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives (H.R. 721) and 51 co-sponsors in the Senate (S. 407), the American Short...
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CN announced it will make a donation of C$25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid victims of the fires in British Columbia. "The devastating impact of the wildfires in British Columbia saddens us all," said...
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The White House on July 11 announced that President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, as the next Federal Railroad Administrator. Batory retired March 31 as President and COO...
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It was an accessory to the jailing of three labor union presidents. It may encourage bad decision-making by rail managers. Its lottery-like jury awards seduce plaintiff attorneys. It can send an injured rail worker to the poor house. And it...

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