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January 22, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Rail industry posted best safety record ever in FY 2012, says FRA
    The rail industry achieved a new milestone as last year proved to be the safest based on the Federal Railroad Administration's performance indicators. "This year, we will continue to take proactive measures to prevent accidents and incidents by aggressively advancing Risk Reduction and System Safety Programs," said FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo. The results were based on fiscal year 2012 data. (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CSX: $26M investment to allow more crude-by-rail shipments
    CSX will invest $26 million in its River Line network between northern New Jersey and Albany, N.Y., to add capacity for crude-by-rail shipments. Projected demand for petroleum shipments in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area "may be as much as five trains per day, or over 400,000 barrels, over the next couple of years," said Oscar Munoz, CSX executive vice president and chief operating officer. The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/21), The Journal of Commerce (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • Rep. Shuster to hold first meeting as House T&I chairman
    House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has scheduled the panel's first organizational meeting for Wednesday. The session is expected to address issues such as committee rules and procedures. Meanwhile, some high-speed rail and Amtrak proponents are concerned with Shuster's choice of Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., as chairman of the subcommittee concerned with rail issues. The Hill/Transportation blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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