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BRS, ATDA ratify national agreement The memberships of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) and the American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA), which collectively represent nearly 11,000 railroad workers, have ratified a new national agreement.

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Canadian National Railway said net income increased by 156% to C$2.61 billion ($2.12 billion) in the fourth quarter from a year ago while earnings per share soared by 164% to C$3.48 ($2.82) on changes to the U.S. corporate tax rate...
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Norfolk Southern said net income for the fourth quarter totaled $3.97 million and earnings per share were $13.79, thanks to federal tax cuts that added $3.48 billion to the bottom line. For the year, net income was $5.4 billion with...
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Members of the Transportation Communications International Union (TCU) and Brotherhood Railway Carmen (BRC) have ratified new contract terms with the nation’s major freight railroads covering more than 17,000 employees.

 “I am pleased that more than 70% of our employees have now...
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Walter J. Winzen, founder and chief executive of Transportation Products Sales Company (TPSC) died at home Jan. 19 of heart failure. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1962-64, Winzen attended Washington University, studying Electrical Engineering and Business while concurrently working...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of passenger and freight rail infrastructure improvements. The Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) is intended to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency for both freight and passenger...

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U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, intercity and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018. Chao’s letter...
Way back in the day ... I’m talking way back like 2013, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was about to award some eager, bright, inquiring minds some money to do a study of the challenges and problems of PTC implementation...
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Brightline, the in-process South Florida private passenger service operator, announced the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $1.15 billion Private Activity Bond allocation, and that Brightline also secured the final two South Florida Water Management District permits needed to construct...
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Amtrak should begin higher-speed rail (HrSR) service between Chicago and St. Louis this summer, the result of a $2 billion project that is in the final phase of construction. Amtrak is expected to operate passenger services at speeds up to 90...
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On. Dec. 21, U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.Dak.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, took to the Senate floor to voice his support and call on his colleagues for unanimous consent to confirm the nomination of...

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