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Weekly rail freight notches up Weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads continued to strengthen, to 526,970 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 13, a gain of 5.7% from the same week in 2016.

Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public. Long before the concept of “fake news” became a thing, the rail industry suffered routinely at the hands of mainstream media, whose members believe that bulk...
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Kansas City Southern Railway Co. will begin increasing track speed on June 4 from 25 to 49 miles per hour along a stretch of line in Louisiana. The increases will take place on 2.6 miles of track between Major Parkway and...
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Jean-Jacques (JJ) Ruest, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of CN, has been inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame. "Transportation and logistics is a team sport and this honor recognizes CN's collaboration with our outstanding maritime supply chain partners,"...
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The premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne announced on May 19 that the province will move forward with plans to build Canada’s first high-speed line after a report by Mr David Collenette, Ontario’s special advisor on high-speed rail, concluded the project...
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Weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads continued to strengthen, to 526,970 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 13, a gain of 5.7% from the same week in 2016.   Overall traffic totaled 255,361 carloads, up 7%, while intermodal volume...

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Union Pacific plans to spend $48.1 million in Utah this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.   The majority of the Utah spend, $40.3 million, will go toward maintaining...
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The League of Railway Industry Women is seeking nominations for four Board of Directors positions. The posts are Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair, Awards Chair and Director. The terms of these three-year positions will begin in fall 2017.  "We are very excited to...
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.   "I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen to the department....
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Canada wants to mandate the use of inward-facing video cameras in the cabs of locomotives, according to a bill filed in Parliament. The Transportation Modernization Act filed May 15 by Transport Minister Marc Garneau if passed would amend Canada’s omnibus Railway...
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VIA Rail Canada recorded a 4.1% increase in ridership to 3.97 million passengers in 2016 and 1.37 billion passenger-kilometers, while revenue jumped by 9.5% from C$297.8 million ($218.75 million) in 2015 to C$324.3 million in 2016. Total operating expenses increased by...

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