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cn-adm-and-midwest-inland-port-grow-intermodal-in-decatur-ill
August 24, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland Company and the Midwest Inland Port announced August 23 that their collaborative logistics and marketing efforts are driving increased container shipments over ADM's privately owned intermodal ramp located in Decatur, Ill. CN is transporting an increasing number of...
aar-big-grain-gains-cant-offset-big-oil-and-coal-declines
August 24, 2016
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported for the week ending August 20, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 531,484 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.4% compared with the same week last year. Grain traffic saw a significant increase...
union-pacific-named-railroad-of-the-year-by-rica
August 24, 2016
The Railway Industrial Clearance Association (RICA) announced its selection for 2016 Railroad of the Year: Union Pacific. RICA, an industry association made up of railroads, shippers and manufacturers, and logistics providers determines its award on peer votes in areas such as...
aslrra-applauds-amtrak-announcement-of-charles-wick-moorman
August 24, 2016
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) released the following statement by President Linda Bauer Darr in response to the Amtrak Board of Directors’ introduction of Wick Moorman as President and CEO of Amtrak, succeeding Joe Boardman. “We applaud...
canada-ontario-reach-usb-funding-agreement-for-infrastructure
August 23, 2016
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province. The funding is being provided through a new federal infrastructure program, the Public...

stb-discontinues-year-end-outlook-letter
August 23, 2016
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III is discontinuing the practice of sending an annual letter to the railroad industry asking Class I and...
china-to-carry-out-ring-of-fire-railway-study
August 23, 2016
Canadian mining company KWG Resources announced on August 22 that it has signed a framework strategic cooperation agreement with China Railway First Survey and...
ctc-allocates-m-to-rail-safety-projects-in-california
August 22, 2016
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and...
vancouver-launches-skytrain-mark-iii-fleet
August 22, 2016
A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Kevin...
sealing-tank-car-manways-to-prevent-nars
August 22, 2016
Both the rail industry and U.S. Government are seeking to reduce the volume and severity of leaks from railcars. The Association of American Railroads (AAR)...