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AAR reports flat weekly rail traffic For the week ending August 22, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 567,943 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.4% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on August 26, 2015.

holland-to-perform-wheel-truing-for-class-i-railroad
Holland LP has been chosen to perform wheel truing services for a Class I railroad at the railroad’s field locations in Texas and New Mexico, the company announced August 31, 2015. Holland will provide remote mobile wheel truing using a state-of-the-art...
does-zero-bakken-crude-for-irving-oil-indicate-a-trend?
Irving Oil Ltd., operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, has stopped importing crude oil sourced from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and shipped by rail in favor of cheaper crudes from such producers as OPEC, “reflecting a...
railroads-report-no-major-damage-from-northwest-fires-so-far
Aside from unconfirmed reports of isolated tie damage to one Idaho short line, and moments of suspended service on both short lines and Class Is, the dozens of wildfires raging throughout the Northwest have, so far, caused no widespread damage...
aar-reports-flat-weekly-rail-traffic
For the week ending August 22, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 567,943 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.4% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on August 26, 2015. Total carloads for the...
fra-issues-ballast-repair-safety-advisory
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks. FRA notes that ballast defects and ballast conditions that are not repaired in a timely manner can lead...

ptsi-transportation-starts-route-learning-system-for-njt
PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system. Newark Light Rail, along with NJT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the Belt Railway Company...
ontracknorthamerica-cisco-systems-sign-mou
OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) and Cisco Systems Inc. have signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) on a partnership “to build the next generation of transportation life-cycle cost and benefit measurement tools,” according to OTNA President and Founder Michael Sussman. “The purpose of...
itl-adds-staff-expands-services-for-intermodal-growth
Following this summer’s open house of its new operations offices in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Atlanta, Ga.-based Infinity Transportation Logistics (ITL), LLC, has recently added staff, upgraded software/information technology systems, and has expanded service offerings to keep pace...
inrd-opens-upgraded-white-river-bridge
The Indiana Rail Road on Aug. 21, 2015 officially opened it new White River Bridge, which replaces a structure built 116 years ago incapable of handling modern heavy-haul freight trains. The new steel-girder and pre-stressed concrete bridge, located two miles north...
is-rail-doing-enough-to-secure-its-future?
True success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions and knowing how to react, especially as the speed of...