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Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times:  Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the place of a second crew member?

The members New Jersey Transit’s two largest unions, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and SMART Transportation Division-United Transportation Union (UTU), have voted against the tentative agreement reached in March between NJ Transit and a coalition of its 16 railroad ...
Launched in 1992, CN's Safe Handling Award is presented to customers who load freight cars with dangerous goods and meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of regulated products. The winners must meet established criteria, according to the total number of shipments of dangerous g ...
Jacksonville, Fla.-based United Rail, which represents international rail technology suppliers and provides consulting services to offshore companies interested in the North American railroad market, has entered into a joint venture with Switzerland-based Ganser CRS, a supplier of common-rail fue ...

Michael P. Melaniphy has resigned as President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, effective April 29. APTA Vice President-Member Services Richard A. White is Acting President and CEO until a permanent replacement is selected.

Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl returned from attending the April 26-28, 2016 North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Spring Conference in Baltimore “with update ...
CDM Electronics, a distributor of electronic connectors and cables, will showcase its extensive portfolio of railway connectivity products and value-added cable assemblies at the 2016 Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. (RSSI) 56th Annual Exhibit ...

A string of still-shiny, graffiti-free tank cars rests incongruously amid white apple blossoms with Oregon’s glaciered volcano shimmering in the distance.

Union Pacific Railroad on April 28, 2016 recognized 65 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products. The annual award honors UP customers for implementing release prevention, corrective plans and having zero non-accident releases (NARs ...
At the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board meeting, which took place on April 25, 2016, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion on the MBTA Commuter Rail system while increasing revenue by up to $24 million annually. Under the Keolis pr ...
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