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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%.
Record intermodal powers U.S. freight gains 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.
Metro-North honored for energy savings MTA Metro-North Railroad, beleaguered by accidents, oversights, and relentless negative media coverage during the past 12 months, offered some good news to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as it was recognized for its energy savings efforts in Grand Central Terminal.
Greenbrier touts healthy, diverse orders The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 it has received new orders amounting to 10,300 railcar units during its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended Aug. 31, 2014.
AAR: Senate STB bill would harm rail investment 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.

Breaking News

stb-backs-short-line-on-propane-terminal
September 22, 2014
The Surface Transportation Board on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ruled in favor of a short line railroad seeking to build a propane storage facility in North Grafton, xx, against the objections of local residents. Grafton, Mass.-based Grafton & Upton Railroad (G&U),...
fra-releases-all-aboard-florida-deis-for-public-comment
September 19, 2014
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Orlando to West Palm Beach section (Phase II) of All Aboard Florida LLC’s (AAF) passenger rail project. The DEIS is a milestone in the clearance process...
for-fec-intermodal-expansion
September 19, 2014
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...
new-york-air-brake-marks-125-years
September 19, 2014
September 2014 marks the start of a year-long New York Air Brake celebration “honoring 125 years of making freight railroads safer and more productive,” according to NYAB President Mike Hawthorne. The Watertown, N.Y.-based railway supplier was founded in 1890 to build...
siemens-lands-san-francisco-lrv-contract
September 19, 2014
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a $648 million contract for 175 S200-SF light rail vehicles for its Muni transit system. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the largest LRV...

Blogs and More

senate-odd-fellows-unite-to-pack-surface-transportation-board
September 17, 2014
An Iraqi proverb reads, “Show them death and they will accept a fever.”
so-you-want-to-know-my-opinion?
September 14, 2014
Somebody asked me my opinion, and you know how dangerous that can be...
rockefeller’s-last-stand
September 11, 2014
Congress is about to adjourn for its single-most-important function these days as mid-term elections loom: getting re-elected. That means it’s time to get down to some serious last-minute, constituent-coddling activities, like proposing legislation beating down the big, bad, monopolistic freight railroads, which, along with their...
calatravasaurus-wrecks?
September 04, 2014
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s massive World Trade Center PATH transportation hub in Lower Manhattan, designed by famed architect Santiago Calatrava, is about one year away from completion—eight years behind schedule and, at a cost of up to $4 billion by...
rail-revenue-adequacy?-well-sort-of
September 03, 2014
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) ruled Sept. 2 that five Class I railroads—BNSF, U.S. affiliates of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific—are revenue adequate. That is, they achieved a rate of return on investments used to provide railroad service that is...