Archive for August 4, 2017

Special Investigation Report on Railroad and Rail Transit Roadway Worker Protection

(source: ntsb.gov) Summary Abstract During 2013, 11 railroad roadway workers died while doing their jobs, representing the largest number of railroad roadway workers killed while on duty in 1 year since 1995, when 12 died. Also in 2013, four rail transit roadway workers died. This special investigation report describes the results of a National Transportation…

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Solaris inks seven-year transloading agreement

(source: Progressive Railroading 08/04/2017) Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Inc. on Wednesday announced a new seven-year transloading agreement with an exploration and production operator in the Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher Counties (STACK) oil play in Oklahoma. Under the agreement, the operator will provide minimum quarterly proppant volumes through a new facility that Solaris is developing…

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FRA to invite bids to replace Amtrak on certain routes

(source: Progressive Railroading 08/04/2017) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a final rule for a new pilot program that would seek competitive bids from “eligible petitioners” to replace Amtrak as the operator of up to three long-distance routes. The rules fall under a provision of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act that requires the FRA to implement…

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