Archive for August 7, 2019

Port of Long Beach awards two key contracts for on-dock rail project

(Source: Progressive Railroading 8/7/2019) The Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners last month approved two key contracts related to the construction of the port’s on-dock rail support yard. The board awarded a $38.75 million contract to HDR Engineering Inc. for engineering design services and a $17.5 million contract to Hill International Inc. for program management…

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Senate confirms Sumwalt, Homendy to NTSB roles

(Source: Progressive Railroading 8/7/2019) Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominations of Robert Sumwalt III to serve as chairman and Jennifer Homendy to serve as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Sumwalt was confirmed to serve a three-year term. He was sworn in as the 14th NTSB chairman on Aug. 10,…

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BNSF releases Q2 2019 financial results

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, August 6, 2019)  NEW YORK — BNSF has announced Q2 2019 financial results in early August, which included the following highlights:• Total revenues were $5.89 billion, compared to Q2 2018 revenues of $5.88 billion, essentially flat;• Operating expenses dropped to $3.89 billion from $4 billion in Q2 2018, a reduction…

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