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January 14, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • TTCI gains recognition for technology innovation
    The Transportation Technology Center Inc.'s work on the creation of a Hybrid Composite Beam won honors from the American Society of Civil Engineers. TTCI Principal Engineer Duane Otter partnered with HCB inventor John Hillman for the project. "Duane Otter did an exemplary job serving as an advocate for new technology and encouraging the support from the Association of American Railroads' Bridge Technical Advisory Group to have the first HCB bridge deployed to the Transportation Technology Center for installation and testing," Hillman said. (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Completed projects help advance $3.2B CREATE program
    The $3.2 billion Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency initiative has made more headway, and this piece highlights some of its recent projects. In Downers Grove, Ill., a $60 million grade separation did away with an intersection between three BNSF tracks that handled 150 trains a day and a four-lane road. A bridge was replaced in Chicago for $165 million, which did away with at-grade crossings on two Norfolk Southern lines. A third project was the building of a tub-type crossing at a BNSF crossing in the city. Progressive Railroading (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CN: New intermodal terminal in Alberta to offer cost-efficient service
    Canadian National's newly opened intermodal facility at the Calgary Logistics Park in Alberta, Canada, will provide customers with cost-efficient service, said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "The park's intermodal terminal, along with very competitive ocean and rail transportation times, will provide Alberta businesses ample capacity for consumer goods and industrial materials and effective export routes for forest products, plastics and agri-products," Ruest said. RT&S online (1/11), (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Iowa Pacific's TSRR conducts test run on line linked to UP tracks
    Iowa Pacific Holdings' Texas State Railroad recently conducted a test run on a new 2.8-mile rail connection to Union Pacific's track network in Palestine, Texas. "This new connectivity means two things for the TSRR. First, it means the pursuit of short-haul freight contracts can now commence," said TSRR officials. "Secondly, the extension of the line allows [us] to bring in additional rail cars for special events." (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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