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Rail freight traffic: Same stuff, different week North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016.

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Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system. CSX has ordered Protran’s COMPASS system for installation on 40 track maintenance machines, with expectations...
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North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016. Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 506,983 carloads and intermodal units, down 8.5% compared with the same week last...
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Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz will be the keynote speaker at the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 in Omaha, Nebr. “We are looking forward to bringing this rail industry event...
csx-names-senior-operations-leaders
CSX on May 23, 2016 announced several changes to key operational positions. All of the changes are effective June 1. Mike Smith, Vice President-Network Operations, will move into the new role of Vice President-PTC and Strategic Implementation. In that role, Smith...
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Toyota Logistics Services has recognized Union Pacific with its 2015 Logistics Excellence Award in Customer Service. UP has earned the Toyota award eight consecutive years in recognition of outstanding logistics performance. "Receiving Toyota's Logistics Excellence Award in Customer Service is an...

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CSX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward announced a number of senior management changes on May 20, 2016, including the retirement July 1 of Lisa Mancini, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, following nearly 13 years at...
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Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, joined Sean Finn, Executive Vice­-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN, in announcing the areas of safety that the City of Montreal and CN will continue to focus on together. Mayor Coderre began...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 20, 2016 that it has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant...
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More than 1,300 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard are being loaded onto railcars for movement from Camp Ripley through the weekend of May 21, 2016. "The logistics of this operation are nearly unprecedented," said Chief Warrant Officer...
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For the week ending May 14, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 498,379 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.2% compared with the same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads. Total carloads for the week ending May...