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Rocla acquires concrete ties manufacturer KSA
US-based prestressed concrete railroad ties manufacturer Rocla Concrete Tie has acquired KSA Limited Partnership (KSA), a joint venture owned by Koppers and Lehigh Hanson, for an undisclosed amount. Union Pacific to improve rail infrastructure in Missouri
US-based railroad operator Union Pacific is planning to invest $15m to improve transportation infrastructure in Missouri.

Western Australia’s EPA recommends approval for $2bn Perth airport rail link
Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the $A2.2bn ($2bn) project for conditional approval, which will start construction of the Forrestfield Airport Link that will extend Perth’s rail network.

EIB grants loan to buy new trams for Poland’s Krakow and Silesia
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two loan agreements worth more than zl323m ($86m) for tram projects in Poland.