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Industry leaders converge at Rail Insights conference Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway Age’s experienced team of editors, engaged in an interactive dialogue to explore the challenges, issues and trends affecting the North American rail market.

cagtc-applauds-senate-support-of-multimodal-goods-movement
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Cory Booker (N-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced on June 25, 2015, a proposal creating a national multimodal freight policy and investment program. Much of the bill, S.1680, dubbed the National Multimodal and...
cars-appoints-new-directors-and-officers
The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) has announced the election of Paul Brum, Gord Strilchuk and Scott Diercks to its Board of Directors. Paul Brum, President and CEO of Universal Rail Systems, brings 30 years of railway experience and stands...
parsons-brinckerhoff-appoints-senior-principal-technical-specialist
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Philip Stephens as a senior principal technical specialist in the Chicago office, the company announced June 25, 2015. In his new position, Stephens will serve as quality task lead for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Chicago...
railworks-executive-brace-retires
Scott Brace, who has served as president of RailWorks Track Systems, Inc., for the past five years, has retired. Brace began his career, which spans more than 40 years, with Railroad Service, Inc., a family business started by his father Harold...
aar-hyundai-recognize-csx-for-exceptional-motor-vehicle-service
The Association of American Railroads has recognized CSX and its wholly owned subsidiary Total Service Distribution, Inc. (TDSI) with an industry award for the highest-quality automotive ramp service performance in the U.S. The AAR awards, given each year to one origin...

aar-hyundai-recognize-csx-for-exceptional-motor-vehicle-service
The Association of American Railroads has recognized CSX and its wholly owned subsidiary Total Service Distribution, Inc. (TDSI) with an industry award for the highest-quality automotive ramp service performance in the U.S. The AAR awards, given each year to one origin...
aar-intermodal-sets-weekly-record
The current trend in 2015 U.S. rail freight traffic—intermodal registering gains over prior-year numbers, carload traffic falling—continued for the week ending June 13, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported. This week was highest on record for intermodal units. Total U.S....
brookings-study-stresses-need-to-prioritize-freight-investments
The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has released the final two installments in its Metro Freight Series, a collection of new research examining the volume of goods flowing through U.S. ports and across the nation by truck, rail, water, air and...
for-cn-a-“third-coast”-opportunity
CN, the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals Mobile, LLC on June 15, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Port of Mobile intermodal gateway project, which is “intended to drive increased supply chain efficiency and...
bnsf-excels-in-economic-development-efforts
In 2014, BNSF Railway customers, working with the railroad and state and local economic development organizations, invested close to $1.5 billion in 138 new or expanded rail facilities. This marks the fourth consecutive year they invested more than $1 billion...