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Class I employment up in October Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-October 2014 rose 3.75% to 169, 224, from mid-October 2013, and also added 521 positions from mid-September 2014, a rise of 0.31%.

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“Rail Shipping 2015: Meeting the Challenges of High Demand” will be the theme for the 244th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), Jan. 14–15, 2015 in Oak Brook, Ill. Among the key presenters are CSX Transportation Chief Commercial...
keystone-xl-promoter-a-convert-to-cbr
Now even the promoter of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is boosting the benefits of crude-by-rail (CBR) over pipelines. With the economic imperatives for the transborder pipeline leaking away as CBR rapidly picks up much of the Canadian oil sands business,...
bnsf-hotstart-partner-on-locomotive-retrofit
BNSF Railway is retrofitting 11 of its locomotives with Hotstart idle-reduction technology "to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington" state, with the pool of locomotives to operate out of BNSF rail yards in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. (pictured). BNSF and...
bnsfs-matt-rose-named-to-accce-board
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 announced the election of BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose ACCCE's next chairman. James (Jim) J. Jura, CEO and general manager of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.,...
molitoris-penne-join-ontracknorthamerica-board
OnTrackNorthAmerica, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is advocating a capitalization strategy “for dramatically increasing rail utilization,” has appointed Jolene Molitoris and Leo Penne to its board of directors. Jolene Molitoris is President of US Railcar, a U.S.-owned company in the passenger rail...

bnsf-hotstart-partner-on-locomotive-retrofit
BNSF Railway is retrofitting 11 of its locomotives with Hotstart idle-reduction technology "to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington" state, with the pool of locomotives to operate out of BNSF rail yards in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. (pictured). BNSF and...
cp-agrees-to-sell-dh-line-to-norfolk-southern
Canadian Pacific announced on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 it would sell a line of roughly 200 miles, cutting across Pennsylvania and New York, to Norfolk Southern Corp. for $192.6 million. The transaction is subject to approval by the Surface Transportation Board...
bnsfs-matt-rose-named-to-accce-board
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 announced the election of BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose ACCCE's next chairman. James (Jim) J. Jura, CEO and general manager of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.,...
molitoris-penne-join-ontracknorthamerica-board
OnTrackNorthAmerica, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is advocating a capitalization strategy “for dramatically increasing rail utilization,” has appointed Jolene Molitoris and Leo Penne to its board of directors. Jolene Molitoris is President of US Railcar, a U.S.-owned company in the passenger rail...
thelen-creates-scholarship-fund-for-penn-state-altoona-rte-program
Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will support students enrolled in the college’s Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE)...