Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CN investing $3.6 billion in Alberta rail infrastructureJournal of CommerceCN is investing millions of dollars into its rail system to help meet demand in Western Canada. Canadian National Railway Company is expanding the capacity of key segments of its rail infrastructure to support increased freight traffic and the economy ...

Fort Worth considers $3.3 million in tax breaks for GE locomotive plantFort Worth Star TelegramTell us By Sandra Baker GE Transportation could receive up to $3.3 million in a 10-year tax abatement toward the development of a $96 million locomotive manufacturing plant in far north Fort Worth, under a proposal being considered by the City Council. ...

Proposal to remove Amtrak from direct congressional funding gets hearingThe Hill (blog)By Keith Laing - 05/17/11 02:56 PM ET Obama administration officials on Tuesday defended the president's proposal to place Amtrak under an executive agency budget instead of being reliant on direct appropriations from Congress. ...

North Charleston to sue over rail line planCharleston Post CourierBy Schuyler Kropf The city of North Charleston gave the state and federal government 60 days notice this morning that it intends to file a civil lawsuit challenging the SC Department of Commerce's plan to bring in rail lines to serve the new State ...

Railroad museum to dedicate 'Gallows Signal'Reminder NewspapersThe Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, dedicated to bringing railroad history to Eastern Connecticut, is ready to unveil a replica of the unique “Gallows Signal” which regulated rail traffic at the Bridge Street crossing in Willimantic. ...

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