Latest Rail News

aar-reaction-to-stbs-sac-rate-reasonableness-methodology-study
September 23, 2016
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) on September 22 released an independent study it commissioned from InterVISTAS Consulting LLC that examined the STB’s approach to freight rail rate regulation and options for simplification of that approach. Edward R. Hamberger,...
kelly-named-2016-gallery-of-success-awardee
September 23, 2016
Gregory A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. and Latin America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been named the 2016 Gallery of Success awardee by Temple University’s College of Engineering. Kelly oversees a workforce of 7,500...
union-pacific-focus-future
September 23, 2016
Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion 2016 capital program is lower than last year’s, it upholds...
stb-releases-sac-rate-reasonableness-methodology-study
September 23, 2016
A Surface Transportation Board study on the Board’s SAC (stand-alone cost) rate reasonableness methodology is complete and can be downloaded at the link below. The Board commissioned the 181-page study from InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (a Canadian firm, and reportedly the only...
take-your-bike-to-the-train-amtrak
September 22, 2016
With the arrival of long-awaited new baggage cars from CAF USA, Amtrak has expanded its trainside checked bicycle service to several long-distance trains as well as Northeast Regional trains with baggage service. The service is available at staffed stations that...

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September 22, 2016
Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and North America Director of Policy and Strategic Programs at Parsons, has been elected to the American Public Transportation...
cowan-appointed-president-greenbrier-international
September 22, 2016
The Greenbrier Companies Inc. has appointed Jim Cowan President of Greenbrier International, reporting to Greenbrier Chairman and CEO William A. Furman. Cowan...
williams-from-texas-rails-to-urban-services
September 22, 2016
Urban Services, Inc. has hired Sherry Williams, PE, as a senior project manager. Ms. Williams comes to the firm with 20 years’ experience in railway and roadway...
amsted-rail-ge-form-strategic-partnership
September 22, 2016
Amsted Rail and GE Transportation have formed a joint venture “to combine GE’s experience in train management and locomotive monitoring with Amsted Rail’s...
swezey-named-powerbrace-president
September 22, 2016
Powerbrace Corp., a subsidiary of Miner Enterprises, has promoted General Manager John Swezey to President, effective immediately. As General Manager of...