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Intermodal up, carloads down in latest week For the week ending Feb. 6, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal, and a corresponding drop in carloads, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Feb. 10, 2016.

the-year-ahead-in-washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds. Typically, in a Presidential election year, legislative output by Congress is a slow order. This Presidential election year...
introducing-cpconsolidationcom
Canadian Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 launched a new website, CPconsolidation.com, purporting the benefits of its proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern. The website launch came two days after CP notified NS of its intent to submit a resolution to...
carload-traffic-down-intermodal-back-up
For the week ending Feb. 6, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal, and a corresponding drop in carloads, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Feb. 10, 2016. North American rail volume for the...
cn-targeting-c-billion-in-2016-capital-investments
CN announced on Feb. 10, 2016 the details of its 2016 plan to invest approximately C$2.9 billion in rail infrastructure and equipment “to raise network efficiency, support long-term growth and further strengthen safety.” CN plans to spend approximately C$1.5 billion on...
ackman-to-ns-shareholders-we-have-a-way-to-make-you-talk-with-us
In what some industry observers believe may be a final attempt—short of a proxy battle—by hedge fund head Bill Ackman at a hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific on Feb. 9, 2016, notified NS of its intent to submit...

amtrak-to-stb-intermediate-stops-count
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board’s Ex Parte 726, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), Amtrak says that the only viable method of measuring...
congressman-goodlatte-tours-prs-locomotive-and-rail-car-services-facility
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services facility in Roanoke, Va. Attendees included Marise Stewart, Director of...
fast-trackers
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors,...
csx-front-row-motorsports-re-team-for-nascar-sprint-cup-series
For a fourth consecutive season, CSX and Front Row Motorsports will join forces to promote public safety around railroad tracks with the No. 34 “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion in NASCAR’s 2016 Sprint Cup Series. This season, 2015 Xfinity Series...
up-announces-5-billion-capex-boosts-safety
Union Pacific on Feb. 5, 2016 announced a 2016 capital plan of approximately $3.75 billion, about $550 million lower than 2015. The plan includes $375 million for Positive Train Control. At the same time, UP announced a new safety program...