The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General. Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.
Road & Rail Services, Inc. announced it was recently awarded the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2016 Plant Processor of the Year Performance Excellence Award.
Short line operator Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC) has promoted Anthony Pacetti to Director of Customer Service, Ft. Worth, Tex.
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced 3Q ridership increases:
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
Wabtec on Dec. 1 released 4Q 2016 guidance and preliminary guidance for 2017:
The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation."
It was once a common practice for freight or passenger rail service to traverse paved or cobblestone streets. Yet today, there are still many places in North America that retain such type of infrastructure for regular railroad or light rail service.