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Rail traffic sees big boost U.S. rail traffic totaled 526,471 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 25, 2017, up 12% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported on March 29. Canadian and Mexican carriers also realized big gains.

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The future of a bill aimed at regulating Brightline, South Florida’s private passenger rail operation, is in question after a House committee this week postponed a vote on the measure. The legislation would have required added safety features and for Brightline’s...
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The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday approved legislation involving passenger rail. The committee chaired by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) approved H.R. 1346, a bill that repeals the rule entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform.” The...
rail-traffic-sees-big-boost
U.S. rail traffic totaled 526,471 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 25, 2017, up 12% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported on March 29. Canadian and Mexican carriers also realized...
aar-to-trump-administration-“proceed-with-caution”
I have stressed many times in this blog, and in my monthly magazine columns—at times in harsh terms that may have offended some people who, for reasons I can’t quite figure out, took my remarks personally—that the Trump Administration’s extremely...
trump-should-move-infrastructure-ahead-says-ns-avp
The Trump administration should make infrastructure investment a priority, a Class I railroad executive told a U.S. port conference. Leading Washington’s to-do list should be infrastructure investment; some form of deregulation of business, and tax reform, said Darrell Wilson, assistant vice...

canadian-national-partners-on-duluth-intermodal-container-terminal
CN and Duluth Cargo Connect announced a new alliance establishing the first rail-served intermodal container ramp in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wisc. Duluth Cargo Connect, a partnership of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Lake Superior Warehousing,...
it-shouldnt-take-a-0-million-man
What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago;...
precision-railroading-with-a-humane-face
One of Keith Creel’s first acts upon becoming Canadian Pacific CEO in February was a call to his counterpart at the union representing the railway’s train and engine (T&E) crews. It was time, CP’s top brass hat told the Teamsters...
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CN announced plans to repurchase up to 1.8 million of its common shares of stock as part of a repurchase program. The railroad in a statement said the purchase will form part of the Normal Course Issuer Bid for up to...
union-pacific-consolidates-pocatello-service-unit
Union Pacific announced it is consolidating its Pocatello Service Unit management with its Portland and Utah service units, effective April 1. Five management positions will be reassigned to other locations as the company continues aligning operations to meet customer demands amid...

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