image image image image image
STB proposing revised arbitration procedures The Surface Transportation Board is proposing to amend existing procedures for the arbitration of disputes before the Board to make those procedures conform to statutory requirements of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Rail freight traffic: Same stuff, different week North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016.
Lance Fritz to keynote RSI/CMA 2016 Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz will be the keynote speaker at the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 in Omaha, Nebr.
Preparing Denver’s Eagle P3 for flight Denver’s Eagle P3 is one of several major U.S. rail transit initiatives to use a public-private partnership (PPP) approach for an FDBOM (finance, design, build, operate and maintain) project.
Five new shades of Violet™ Integrating so-called “Big Data” is one of the biggest technical challenges the railroad industry faces over the next few years. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there will be some 44 zettabytes—the equivalent of 640 billion YouTube videos—of available data. New hardware and software tools are being developed to manage such data and, most important, render it useful. Enter Violet™, a new LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System) from Wi-Tronix LLC.

Breaking News

league-of-railway-industry-women-appoints-three-to-board-of-directors
May 26, 2016
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) recently appointed three members to Board of Director roles. Tanis Peterson, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Railway Assocation of Canada was promoted to LRIW Vice President from her previous role as Director. Tanis...
australian-study-finds-drivers-underestimate-speed-of-approaching-trains
May 26, 2016
Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a railroad crossing, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative study has found. Dr. Gregoire Larue, a researcher with QUT's Centre...
preparing-denver’s-eagle-p3-for-flight
May 26, 2016
Denver’s Eagle P3 is one of several major U.S. rail transit initiatives to use a public-private partnership (PPP) approach for an FDBOM (finance, design, build, operate and maintain) project. Eagle P3, part of the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTracks program,...
csx-m-w-guided-by-compass™
May 26, 2016
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system. CSX has ordered Protran’s COMPASS system for installation on 40 track maintenance machines, with expectations...
rail-freight-traffic-same-stuff-different-week
May 25, 2016
North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016. Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 506,983 carloads and intermodal units, down 8.5% compared with the same week last...

RailwayAge Magazine | Rail industry news

Blogs and More

a-final-helping-of-amtrak’s-“swedish-meatball”
May 25, 2016
You know you’re getting old when a locomotive that has hauled passenger trains on which you’ve ridden as a adult winds up in a museum.
the-short-the-long-the-skinny-and-the-fat
May 18, 2016
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly the same as the cause determined within eight hours by everyone who knows anything about...
no-change-at-long-branch
May 17, 2016
If you’ve been commuting into New York City on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and your destination has been Penn Station, changing trains at Long Branch, N.J., has been a given since electrification was extended there from South Amboy in the late 1980s.
hunter-harrison-disrupting-the-status-quo
May 10, 2016
National Transportation Policy mandates that railroads be managed efficiently. While railroad performance is reflective of improvement, some railroads excel, with the reasons increasingly under digital scrutiny by activist money managers entrusted with investments of foundations, endowments and pension funds seeking superior returns.
we-don’t-need-more-mergers
May 05, 2016
Now that I have your attention, I’ll say it again: The last thing the North American railroad industry needs for the foreseeable future is the long-talked-about “final round of mergers,” resulting in two gargantuan transcontinental Class I carriers that will still have to deal with...