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Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, Teleste and VLS (Oct. 15)

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MARTA announces legal department changes

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SEPTA appoints former Assistant U.S. Attorney Wolf as inspector general

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Metra OKs $3.1 million contract to renovate historic station

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NJ Transit rolls out AquaTrack unit for fall cleanup

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DART's board elects Krause chair

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Texas high-speed rail investors form station development company

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CSX wins award for emissions reduction program

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Sound Transit, Seattle finalize land transfer for housing development

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Metra proposes $900 million operating budget for 2022

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CP recognizes 51 shippers for hazmat safety practices

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CP recognizes 51 shippers for hazmat safety practices

Rail News Home Canadian Pacific 10/14/2021 Rail News: Canadian Pacific
image Canadian Pacific yesterday recognized 51 shippers with its annual Safe Shipper Award for safely transporting hazardous materials by rail in 2020. Companies receiving the Safe Shipper Award transported at least 500 carloads of hazardous materials (non-intermodal) in 2020 with zero non-accidental release (NAR) incidents, CP officials said in a press release. A hazardous materials NAR is the unintentional release of a hazardous material while in railroad possession that is not caused by a derailment, collision or other rail-related accident. "CP's customers play a critical role in safely shipping essential products on our rail network. Encouraging and rewarding safe behavior across every aspect of our business helps to protect our employees and our communities," said Colby Bullard, CP's vice president of marketing and sales, energy, merchandise, intermodal and automotive. Visit cpr.ca to view the 2020 winners of CP's Safe Shipper Award.   
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CSX honors 71 customers with annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award

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CSX honors 71 customers with annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award

CSX yesterday recognized 71 customers with the Class I's annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.

Representing a wide range of industry segments — including chemicals, biofuels, waste and fertilizers — the award winners shipped a combined 238,000 carloads of hazard materials on the CSX network in 2020 without a non-accidental release due to controllable factors, according to a news release

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U.S. rail traffic dips again in Week 40

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KCS announces EVP Sameh Fahmy will leave company

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KCS announces EVP Sameh Fahmy will leave company

Rail News Home Kansas City Southern 10/14/2021 Rail News: Kansas City Southern
image Sameh Fahmy Photo – kcsouthern.com

Kansas City Southern yesterday announced that Sameh Fahmy, executive vice president of precision scheduled railroading, will leave the company by the end of the year. 

During his tenure at the railroad, which began in January 2019, Fahmy led the company through its transformational implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR), KCS officials said in a news release.

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FRA unveils plan for Midwest passenger-rail network expansion

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AAR applauds news that West Coast ports, shippers will operate 24/7

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SLSI offers new safety culture educational materials

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