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February 26, 2013
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  Industry Update 
 
  • KCS: New "TEaM" center to develop employee training programs
    Kansas City Southern's new Transportation Engineering and Mechanical facility in Shreveport, La., will improve employee training in operations, the company said. "The TEaM training center is aptly named as a place where new employees will learn the craft for which they were hired, and gain perspective on the larger operation and the interdependence of each group," said Dave Ebbrecht, KCS executive vice president and chief operating officer. ProgressiveRailroading.com (2/25), RT&S online (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Clark Hopp to succeed Tom Brooks as VP of engineering at ARRC
    Alaska Railroad recently promoted Clark Hopp as the new vice president of engineering effective in May. He will be succeeding Tom Brooks, who will retire after 27 years in the industry. "Always an excellent role model, Tom has molded his department's senior staff to become effective leaders that are capable of carrying the load as he retires," said ARRC President and CEO Chris Aadnesen. RT&S online (2/25), ProgressiveRailroading.com (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • U.S. shutdown is possible if stopgap isn't passed soon
    Finger pointing between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans focuses on the $85 billion sequestration set for Friday, but the price of deadlock could become much higher a few weeks later. The U.S. government could be forced to shut down if Congress doesn't adopt an interim funding measure by March 27. Bloomberg (2/26), Reuters (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Second suit against CHSRA dropped by landowners after settlement
    A lawsuit by landowners against the California High-Speed Rail Authority has been dropped after a settlement was reached, the two sides saying dismissal of the case was in their best interest. "This second settlement is another step in moving high-speed rail forward," authority CEO Jeffrey Morales. Meanwhile, the CHSRA says construction will start this summer on the first section of the high-speed rail line. Merced Sun-Star (Calif.) (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Safety & Security 
  • CSX's "Play It Safe" campaign debuts at NASCAR race in Fla.
    CSX's "Play It Safe" campaign made its debut at the 55th Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The Class I is the first railroad to sponsor the Front Row Motorsports No. 34 Detail Doctor/CSX Play It Safe Ford Fusion and its driver David Ragan. The race vehicle will display the "I BRAKE FOR TRAINS" logo throughout the 2013 season. RailwayAge.com (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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