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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
19 July 2017

Norfolk Southern slimming to nine divisions

Norfolk Southern will be consolidating its Central Division headquarters operations in Knoxville, Tenn., into three surrounding divisions “as part of ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and improve operating efficiencies.”

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
19 July 2017

For CSX, a solid second quarter

CSX said its second-quarter 2017 earnings results are based upon “improved asset utilization, cost control and fuel optimization. These operational improvements, coupled with the benefits from the management restructuring that was completed early in the second quarter, drove $90 million in effi ...
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
18 July 2017

Hop on your TriMet train with Hop Fastpass

Passengers on six transit services in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area on July 17 began using Hop Fastpass™, a regional open-payments electronic fare collection (e-fare ) system implemented by INIT Innovations in Transp ...
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
18 July 2017

TRAC Intermodal upgrades booking portal

TRAC Intermodal has upgraded EZBook, its web-based portal for daily chassis rentals. The new EZBook 2.0 enhancements “make booking a chassis easier and faster and give the user more control over the entire transaction,” the company claims.

Monday, 17 July 2017
17 July 2017

Knipper joins HNTB in New Orleans

Gay M. Knipper joined HNTB as senior program manager and vice president, specializing in program and construction management. She is based in the firm's New Orleans office and works with clients throughout the country.

Monday, 17 July 2017
17 July 2017

Progress and setbacks in Ontario

Progress has been made on Metrolinx’s plan to electrify the GO Transit regional/commuter rail network. Meanwhile, major delays and controversy mark Bombardier’s streetcar contract with the Toronto Transit Commission.

Opposition groups from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana in a filing have asked the Surface Transportation Board to reject an application from Great Lakes Basin Transportation to build a rail ...
Monday, 17 July 2017
17 July 2017

BRACE Act's short line tax credit attracts ma ...

The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, introduced in March of this year, has achieved 226 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives (H.R. 721) and 51 co-sponsors in the Senate (S. 407), the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced.

Based on responses to Cowen and Company’s Second Quarter 2017 Rail Equipment Survey, the percentage of shippers who will or may order railcars is flat compared to 1Q2017, “but the conviction level about ordering rose meaningfully,” says analyst Matt Elkott.

Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pa ...
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