Intermodal

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BNSF and KCS cross-border with intermodal BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced on Nov. 16 a new joint service to offer intermodal transportation connecting the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth markets and other major markets on the BNSF network with consumer and industrial regions on the Kansas City Southern de México network.

owen-appointed-bic-secretary-general
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General.  Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.   “In my new role I will ensure that the BIC’s important work in the...
shuster-returns-as-chairman-of-the-committee-on-transportation-and-infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: “It is an honor to be selected again by my colleagues to...
us-house-passes-response-act
The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation." The RESPONSE (Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation) Act establishes a...
aar-total-weekly-rail-traffic-up-6
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 30 that for the week ending November 26, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 452,759 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the...
2017-fast-trackers-nominations-open
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.     Entries will be judged by experienced industry...

stb-adopts-final-performance-metrics-rule
The Surface Transportation Board is adopting a final rule, U.S. Rail Service Issues—Performance Data Reporting, Docket EP 724 (Sub-No. 4), that will require all Class I’s, and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report...
msu-railway-program-welcomes-new-executive-director
Michigan State University announced November 30 that its Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) has updated its offerings with the appointment of a new Executive Director. Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter has joined the team as Burkhardt Professor in Railway Management and Executive Director...
smart-td-to-trump
The President of the International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers' (SMART TD) Transportation Division released Nov. 27 this open letter addressed to President-elect Trump: "Dear President-elect Trump: "On behalf of the 125,000 members of the Transportation Division of...
aar-total-weekly-rail-traffic-up-28
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 23 that for the week ending Nov. 19, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 547,804 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.8% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the...
aar-to-pence
The Association American of Railroads (AAR) on Nov. 21 released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence and the transition team: Dear Vice President-Elect Pence: Congratulations to you, President-Elect Trump and the entire campaign team on your victory. I understand that some...