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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.
Amsted Rail premieres at InnoTrans 2014 Amsted Rail announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, that it is making its first-ever appearance at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, which runs Sept. 23-26.
U.S., Canada rail freight loads add to gains Total U.S. and Canadian freight rail traffic, along with Mexico intermodal volume, continued to gain ground during the week ending Sept. 6, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 11. Only Mexican freight carload traffic declined.

Breaking News

greenbrier-touts-healthy-diverse-orders
September 17, 2014
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. Following the quarter's end, Greenbrier received additional orders of 4,700 railcars, totaling 150,00...
more-companies-back-detroit-m1-streetcar
September 17, 2014
Add Ford Motor Co. and DTE Energy to the list of Detroit-area companies committing funding and other support to the nascent Detroit M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction. Ford and DTE each announced $3 million in funding for the...
metro-north-honored-for-energy-savings
September 17, 2014
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...
aar-senate-stb-bill-would-harm-rail-investment
September 16, 2014
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. AAR says if the...
seattle-chides-bnsf-on-tunnel-safety
September 16, 2014
Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic. The city's Office of Emergency Management and its Fire Department issued an eight-page letter...

Blogs and More

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...
blet-in-catbird-seat-over-crew-consist
August 18, 2014
News item: Vouchsafed to work jointly in gaining legislation or regulation mandating two crew members on every freight train are the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union (SMART) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).