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AAR: Traffic on the mend; safety continues upward trend Rail freight traffic continues to recover this year, and the industry posted its safest year on record last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on March 22. Coal continues to recover at a strong pace.

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Rail freight traffic continues to recover this year, and the industry posted its safest year on record last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on March 22. Coal continues to recover at a strong pace. Total U.S. rail traffic...
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The Georgia Ports Authority commissioned the first of four new neo-panamax ship-to-shore container cranes at its Garden City Terminal, Savannah. The GPA’s roster now totals 23 cranes, with three more scheduled to come online. "Expanding our capabilities means we are able to...
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The Georgia Ports Authority saw its busiest February for total cargo, moving 2.94 million tons across all docks in February, up 10% from the same month in 2016, and second all-time only to January's 3.01 million tons. Container tonnage grew by...
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Norfolk Southern's safety train will stop in 23 cities during 2017 as part of its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which provides first responders with free training on how to respond to a railroad incident. The safety train kicks off...
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CN will shut down its Escanaba iron ore docks at the end of April, bringing to a close 165 years of ore shipping from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula port. Ore shipments had slowed since Cliff Natural Resources closed its Empire Mine 65...

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Canadian Pacific and the United Steelworkers Local 1976 reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 600 administrative support and intermodal employees in Canada. The current contract expires Dec. 31, 2017. "I would like to congratulate this union for its constructive negotiating...
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Residents of Bellevue, Ohio have filed a class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern over what they charge is excessive noise from Moorman Yard. The lawsuit filed March 16 by law firm Murray & Murray on behalf of two residents aims to quiet...
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The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016. The status update, based on railroad-submitted quarterly data, shows freight railroads continue to make...
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The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) called on President Donald Trump and Congress to fund the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery program, or TIGER, in Fiscal Year 2018. The program was eliminated under the administration’s...
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Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho. At one point during the past week, the main lines of BNSF, Union...

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