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Railway Interchange set for record-breaking show Railway Interchange 2015 exhibition and conference in Minneapolis, United States, on October 4-7 is already shaping up to be a much larger event than the inaugural show in 2011.
Titusville Logistics Center construction under way Florida East Coast Industries subsidiary Flagler Global Logistics on July 27, 2015 broke ground on the new Titusville Logistics Center, Port Canaveral, Fla.’s first multimodal inland port facility. When complete, the center will accommodate up to 2.9 million square feet of industrial development, “offering flexible warehouse and distribution options with multi-modal transportation connections.”
AAR: Freight traffic stays flat For the week ending July 25, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 557,612 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.5% compared with the same week last year, as only one of 10 commodity groups posted an increase, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on July 29.
Rocla acquires KSA Limited Partnership Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (Rocla), a North American manufacturer of prestressed concrete railroad ties, has acquired KSA Limited Partnership (KSA), a joint venture of Pittsburgh-based Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Dallas-based Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
FRA to railroads: CBR Emergency Order still stands The Federal Railroad Administration on July 22, 2015 sent a reminder to railroads transporting crude oil that the Emergency Order issued May 7, 2014 (Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0067) requiring them to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) and Tribal Emergency Response Commissions (TERCs) of the expected movement of Bakken crude oil trains through individual states and tribal regions remains in effect and “will be made permanent,” as previously announced.

Breaking News

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August 04, 2015
Canadian Pacific (CP) has reached a tentative six-year agreement with Brotherhood Railway Carmen (BRC-TCU), a division of the Transportation and Communications Union/International Association of Machinists, the company announced on July 29, 2015. The BRC represents employees on CP’s wholly owned subsidiary,...
ns-continues-safety-train-program-in-ohio
August 04, 2015
Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Whistle-Stop Safety Train continues its journey this week, traveling through Ohio August 4-6, 2015 to deliver a life-saving message to motorists and pedestrians about staying safe around the tracks. The safety train, a partnership between NS and Operation...
railroad-reality-week-coming-this-august-to-nevada-northern-railway-museum
August 04, 2015
Beginning on August 21, 2015 and steaming right through to August 28, Railroad Reality Week, a week-long railroad summer camp that lets participants experience what it was like during the golden age of railroading by working on a national historic...
engineering-excellence
August 03, 2015
AREMA Conference General Sessions at Railway Interchange 2015 are designed to educate and inform industry professionals. The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) will hold its 2015 Annual Conference as part of Railway Interchange 2015, Oct. 4-7, in Minneapolis, Minn. AREMA...
csx’s-gooden-wins-top-intermodal-industry-award
August 03, 2015
The Intermodal Association of America (IANA) announced August 3, 2015 that Clarence Gooden, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of CSX Corporation, will be honored with the 2015 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s Intermodal EXPO in Fort...

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guest-blog-build-the-new-tunnels-already
July 31, 2015
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews issued a statement responding to the recent incidents that have affected intercity and commuter rail operations in the New York/New Jersey region of the Northeast Corridor. We reprint it here in its entirety, unedited:
the-importance-of-little-accidents
July 20, 2015
You know the kind I mean: the ones where nobody gets hurt, nothing blows up, and nobody shows up, except you.
lrt-beats-brt-on-key-metrics-fta
July 17, 2015
For several decades, U.S. proponents of “bus rapid transit” (so-called BRT) have waged a veritable war against light rail transit (LRT), relying particularly on a claim that BRT is “just like light rail, but cheaper.”
historic-female-first-for-njt-presidential-emergency-board
July 16, 2015
In a historic first, and in a rail industry whose labor and management leadership ranks long have been dominated by Caucasian males, the first all-female Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) in the 78-year history of PEBs has been created to investigate and make recommendations in a...
guest-blog-michael-r-weinman-commentary-on-airnet21-proposal
July 02, 2015
The following are comments by Michael R. Weinman, Managing Director, PTSI Transportation, in response to the “reasoned and considered thoughts” expressed by Dr. Francis P. Mulvey in the Guest Blog published by Railway Age on June 30, 2015, “We must do something transformational about...