September, 2009 - jstagl - Editors' Posts - MyProgressiveRailroading

September, 2009

Editors' Posts

Editors' Posts
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  • Grabbing a TIGER by the tail

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    To say there’s stiff competition among states, municipal authorities and ports for federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants is an understatement. I’ve learned the U.S. Department of Transportation received...
  • BNSF seeks 'Best Way' to operate facilities

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    Name a railroad that isn’t trying to find the best way to get things done these days. BNSF Railway Co. sure is, and the Class I even has a no-brainer name for its overriding initiative — "Best Way." Launched about two years ago at...
  • Riverport Railroad on path to tap service-provider potential

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    Riverport Railroad L.L.C. has spent more than four years and more than $8 million to complete the first phase of rail infrastructure improvements and capacity upgrades at Savanna Depot Park, its home in Savanna, Ill. Now, the 55-mile short line is ready...
  • Grand Canyon Railway is ISO compliant in a grand way

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    Anyone who believes tourist railroads aren’t sophisticated operations hasn’t heard about the Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) . The railroad recently obtained ISO 14001 third-party certification for its environmental management system (EMS), becoming...