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weekly-gain-for-us-rail-freight-volumes
February 22, 2017
Rail traffic in the United States for the week ending Feb. 18 totaled 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8% from the same week in 2016.    The Association of American Railroads reported 263,620 carloads, up 7.6%, while intermodal volume was 267,503...
cp’s-beaver-makes-a-comeback
February 22, 2017
Canadian Pacific on Feb. 21 announced it is bringing back its iconic beaver logo, the first version of which appeared in 1886, “as it looks to the future, while re-connecting with its past.” “I am excited to say that ‘the beaver...
greenbrier-rolls-out-100000th-intermodal-car
February 22, 2017
The Greenbrier Companies announced production of its 100,000th intermodal double-stack railcar in January.  The manufacturer has been building intermodal cars for 32 years at its flagship Gunderson production and design facility in Portland, Ore. “Gunderson has been a pioneer in railcar design since Greenbrier’s...
utlcx-railcarrx-open-car-repair-portal
February 21, 2017
North America’s leading tank car manufacturer and lessor, Union Tank Car Company (UTLX), has launched UTLX Repair Link, a BRC and railcar management portal, to streamline transactions with contract shops during the repair cycle. To manage its fleet of more than...
panynj-board-approves-largest-capital-plan-in-history
February 21, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a $32.3 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Feb. 16. It is the largest capital plan in agency history and $29.5 billion in direct spending on PANYNJ projects and the $2.7 billion...

parsons-brinckerhoff-tabs-ruiz-latam-cfo
February 21, 2017
Global engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Andres Ruiz as chief financial officer of its Latin America region.  Based in Bogota,...
csx-ceo-ward-retires
February 21, 2017
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, CSX Corp. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will retire, effective May 31. At the...
trackmobile-recognizes-best-performing-distributors
February 21, 2017
Trackmobile announced its top four performing Distributors with Awards of Excellence for 2016. “Our Distributors are the life blood behind our operation,”...
for-wabtec-a-challenging-2016
February 21, 2017
Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds”...
usdot-defers-caltrain-electrification-funding
February 21, 2017
Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 52-mile San Jose-San Francisco corridor may be in jeopardy after newly appointed United...

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