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Titusville Logistics Center construction under way Florida East Coast Industries subsidiary Flagler Global Logistics on July 27, 2015 broke ground on the new Titusville Logistics Center, Port Canaveral, Fla.’s first multimodal inland port facility. When complete, the center will accommodate up to 2.9 million square feet of industrial development, “offering flexible warehouse and distribution options with multi-modal transportation connections.”
AAR: Freight traffic stays flat For the week ending July 25, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 557,612 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.5% compared with the same week last year, as only one of 10 commodity groups posted an increase, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on July 29.
Rocla acquires KSA Limited Partnership Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (Rocla), a North American manufacturer of prestressed concrete railroad ties, has acquired KSA Limited Partnership (KSA), a joint venture of Pittsburgh-based Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Dallas-based Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
FRA to railroads: CBR Emergency Order still stands The Federal Railroad Administration on July 22, 2015 sent a reminder to railroads transporting crude oil that the Emergency Order issued May 7, 2014 (Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0067) requiring them to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) and Tribal Emergency Response Commissions (TERCs) of the expected movement of Bakken crude oil trains through individual states and tribal regions remains in effect and “will be made permanent,” as previously announced.
NS absorbs second-quarter hit “Short-term pressure,” in the words of President and CEO Jim Squires, contributed to Norfolk Southern on July 27, 2015 posting second-quarter 2015 financials with significant declines in net income, operating revenues and earnings per share, and an operating ratio that rose 350 basis points.

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engineering-excellence
August 03, 2015
AREMA Conference General Sessions at Railway Interchange 2015 are designed to educate and inform industry professionals. The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference as part of Railway Interchange 2015, Oct. 4-7, in Minneapolis, Minn. AREMA...
csx’s-gooden-wins-top-intermodal-industry-award
August 03, 2015
The Intermodal Association of America (IANA) announced August 3, 2015 that Clarence Gooden, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of CSX Corporation, will be honored with the 2015 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s Intermodal EXPO in Fort...
up-reports-environmental-strategies-goals-in-annual-cdp-disclosure
August 03, 2015
Affirming its commitment to protecting the environment now and for future generations, Union Pacific (UP) has submitted climate change data to CDP an outlined initiatives and investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the railroad reported on July 31, 2015. For...
funding-agreed-for-ottawa-montreal-upgrade
August 03, 2015
Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO of Via Rail, announced on July 31, 2015 that the Canadian government will invest $C 102.5 million ($US 77.6 million) over two years to improve the safety and...
drought-relief-by-rail
August 03, 2015
Could emergency service that’s been used worldwide be applied on a massive scale for California? Wait long enough at the roadside pull-off in southeastern Washington’s Wallula Gap, overlooking the nearly mile-wide Columbia River, and you’ll see one: A unit train of...

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guest-blog-build-the-new-tunnels-already
July 31, 2015
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews issued a statement responding to the recent incidents that have affected intercity and commuter rail operations in the New York/New Jersey region of the Northeast Corridor. We reprint it here in its entirety, unedited:
the-importance-of-little-accidents
July 20, 2015
You know the kind I mean: the ones where nobody gets hurt, nothing blows up, and nobody shows up, except you.
lrt-beats-brt-on-key-metrics-fta
July 17, 2015
For several decades, U.S. proponents of “bus rapid transit” (so-called BRT) have waged a veritable war against light rail transit (LRT), relying particularly on a claim that BRT is “just like light rail, but cheaper.”
historic-female-first-for-njt-presidential-emergency-board
July 16, 2015
In a historic first, and in a rail industry whose labor and management leadership ranks long have been dominated by Caucasian males, the first all-female Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) in the 78-year history of PEBs has been created to investigate and make recommendations in a...
guest-blog-michael-r-weinman-commentary-on-airnet21-proposal
July 02, 2015
The following are comments by Michael R. Weinman, Managing Director, PTSI Transportation, in response to the “reasoned and considered thoughts” expressed by Dr. Francis P. Mulvey in the Guest Blog published by Railway Age on June 30, 2015, “We must do something transformational about...