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Grain gain helps offset coal and crude crash In reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 18, 2016, the Association of American Railroads noted a large increase in grain shipments that partially offset substantial losses in coal and petroleum products.

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The Federal Railroad Administration on June 23, 2106 released its preliminary findings on the June 3 Oregon crude oil derailment and found at fault: bolts, brakes and Union Pacific. 16 tank cars of a Union Pacific train carrying 96 carloads of...
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In reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 18, 2016, the Association of American Railroads noted a large increase in grain shipments that partially offset substantial losses in coal and petroleum products. The week’s 516,096 carloads and intermodal units...
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Kansas City Southern announced June 22 that the Meridian Speedway©, LLC (MSLLC), is investing approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions. MSLLC is a joint venture between KCS and Norfolk Southern for...
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Canadian Pacific on June 21, 2016 provided an earnings outlook for the year’s second-quarter “due to lower-than-anticipated volumes in bulk commodities, such as grain and potash, the unexpected and devastating wildfires in northern Alberta and a strengthening Canadian dollar.” CP said...
hntb-creates-rail-and-transit-business-development-director-position-for-usa
HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across the United States. Choudri is a business development executive with nearly...

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As the industry continues to weather the current economic storm, Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl offers the following analysis: “We’re adjusting estimates for much of our rail coverage ahead of 2Q16 results....
stb-initiates-proceeding-to-expedite-rate-cases
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on June 15, 2016 outlining measures to expedite its handling of rate cases. The ANPR implements Section 11 of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015, which...
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For the week ending Jun. 11, 2016, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 513,471 carloads and intermodal units, down 7.5% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending Jun....
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For the fourth consecutive year, CSX was named one of IDG Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT, ranking number 41 among large organizations. “CSX is proud to have created an environment in which our people feel empowered and challenged by...
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The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) named Marie-Chantal Savoy, director of marketing innovation at CN, the 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year. Each year, TMSA awards this distinction to "a senior-level leader who has demonstrated strategic thinking and intelligent...