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Norfolk Southern recognized for carbon disclosure Norfolk Southern Corp. said Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 it has "earned recognition recently from environmental nonprofit CDP as a marketplace leader in carbon disclosure, reflecting the railroad's broad integration of sustainable business practices into daily operations."

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The Surface Transportation Board said it has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) "to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates potential alternative rate regulation approaches, with the goal of reducing the time, cost and complexity of rate reasonableness...
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Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is increasing its intermodal capacity by adding new equipment, and is expanding its services to include intermodal transportation between Charlotte, N.C., and a number of locations in South Florida. FECR recently acquired 500 new 53-foot containers...
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Canadian National on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 recognized 11 of its intermodal customers "for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program." Under the CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program, participating companies work to reduce carbon emissions...
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U.S. freight traffic categories continued to grain ground in the week ending September 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 18, boosted by record-breaking intermodal activity. U.S. freight carload traffic for the week rose 1.4% measured against the...
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Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-August 2014 rose 2.8% to 167, 988, from mid-August 2013, and also added 850 positions from mid-July 2014, a rise of 0.51%. Transportation (train and engine),...

with-record-intermodal-us-freight-gains-keep-coming
U.S. freight traffic categories continued to grain ground in the week ending September 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 18, boosted by record-breaking intermodal activity. U.S. freight carload traffic for the week rose 1.4% measured against the...
class-i-employment-grows-during-august
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-August 2014 rose 2.8% to 167, 988, from mid-August 2013, and also added 850 positions from mid-July 2014, a rise of 0.51%. Transportation (train and engine),...
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it is concerned "over the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777), scheduled to be marked up in the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 17. AAR says if the...
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Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic. The city's Office of Emergency Management and its Fire Department issued an eight-page letter...
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Union Pacific’s Police and Security team recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), “joining a prominent group recognized for complying with the highest law enforcement standards,” the railroad announced on Sept. 11, 2014. “To...