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(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/21/2020) Union Pacific Railroad and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have reached a preliminary agreement for the sale of 59 acres of the Burnham Rail Yard south of downtown Denver, according to local news reports. The High Performance Transportation Enterprise, a CDOT-owned entity, earlier this week approved a nonbinding term sheet that would set a purchase…

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(Source: Courthouse News Service, February 14, 2020) CHICAGO — Union Pacific Railroad and Chicago union workers sued each other on Friday over the implementation of a new attendance policy and the prospect of a strike. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen asked the federal court in Northern Illinois for an injunction against a new…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/20/2020) The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) yesterday announced $1 billion in fiscal-year 2020 discretionary grant funding is available under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. The grants are used for planning and capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/20/2020) U.S. freight railroads hauled 479,137 carloads and intermodal units in the week ending Feb. 15, an 8.6 percent decrease in traffic compared with the same week in 2019, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR). Total carloads for the week declined 9.1 percent to 227,447 units, while intermodal volume fell 8 percent to…

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