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Is the rail freight traffic slump over? It would appear so, as total combined U.S. traffic for the first 17 weeks of 2017 of nearly nine million carloads and intermodal units was an increase of 3.9% compared to last year, and half of all Association of American Railroads-tracked carload commoditi ...
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Rail Operational Safety Committee AR070 are sponsoring a workshop on SMS (safety management systems), now required for all passenger rail ...
TRAC Intermodal’s Metro Pool chassis fleet, which serves the Port of NY/NJ complex, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New England and western New York State regions, has reached the 30% refurbished level, in “like new” condition with LED ...

A new train crew management and payroll system under development by PS Technology and Norfolk Southern is expected to “boost operating efficiency, lower costs and increase productivity, supporting goals of NS’s strategic plan to improve corporate performance.”

Freight car deliveries will remain relatively flat over the next two years at 42,500 units annually but will enter an up-cycle, according to the most recent quarterly report issued by Economic Planning Associates.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal Register ...

Hamilton, Ontario’s approved LRT line will be extended an additional 1.9 miles to its original eastern terminal, Eastgate Square, an east Hamilton shopping mall. The crosstown line will now total 8.7 miles.

Canadian Pacific and K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) on May 2, officially opened the Bethune (Legacy) Project potash mine site, the first of its kind built in Saskatchewan in more than 40 years, and in terms of rail infrastructure, “the mos ...

The Transport Workers Union appointed John Samuelsen International President.

Recent heavy rains and flooding in Missouri is tying up rail access for Union Pacific and Amtrak.

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