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CHSRA: Project has created more than 2,000 construction jobs

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and workers representing multiple union halls announced May 31 that more than 2,000 construction jobs have been created since its high-speed rail project started work.

 

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Deal reached for Hudson Bay Railway; Port of Churchill

An agreement in principle has been reached between Missinippi Rail Partners and Fairfax Financial Holdings and OmniTRAX Inc. to restore rail service to northern Manitoba and transfer ownership of the Port of Churchill.

The government of Canada released news of the agreement late Wednesday and said the "historic arrangement.... provides the people of northern Manitoba with the opportunity to control their future." The government also noted that 30 First Nations and 11 non-First Nations communities in northern Manitoba, as well as seven Kivalliq communities in western Nunavut were active participants in the agreement.

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Kiewit hosts Rep. Moore for Milwaukee Streetcar project tour

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. hosted Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI-4) for a tour May 30 of the Milwaukee Streetcar.

 

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CSX names Schwichtenberg chief safety officer

James Schwichtenberg has joined CSX as vice president and chief safety officer, effective immediately.

The railroad said Schwichtenberg is a recognized leader in rail safety and will lead the company's "intensified focus on safety to re-establish CSX as the safety leader among North American railroads."

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APTA reports commuter rail’s steady progress on PTC

An analysis released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has concluded that the nation's commuter rail industry continued to make progress in its positive train control (PTC) implementation efforts during the first quarter of 2018.

 

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