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Madison, N.J.-based Maersk Line announced on Monday its new "Flagship import service direct from Asia to five key markets in North America—Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Memphis, and northwest Ohio"—in conjunction with Class I railroad BNSF Railway.

MTA New York City Transit says annual ridership on New York's subway system continued advancing in 2011, up 2.3% from 2010. That translates into about 1.640 billion riders for the year; the exact annual figure was not released immediately by MTA. Annual ridership in 2010 was 1.604 billion, itself ...
In a case involving asbestos exposure in railroad repair work, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the Locomotive Inspection Act, as interpreted in 1923, preempts subsequent state laws with respect to worker exposure to brake shoes and insulation containing asbestos. ...
Union Pacific announced Friday that James R. Young , its chairman, president, and CEO, will take a medical leave of absence from his responsibilities as president and CEO while he is being treated for recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer. He will remain chairman of the board during ...

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is Thursday, March 8, and the Railway Supply Institute is urging RSI members, and indeed all pro-rail interests, to "help educate policymakers on the positive impact our job-producing industry has on the U.S. economy."

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is continuing its investigation of the VIA Rail accident in Burlington, Ontario Feb. 26 that killed three crewmembers and injured at least 35 passengers. But TSB said it already has determined that excessive speed on a crossover was a contributing factor ...

To borrow a term from the automobile industry, when you look closely at BNSF Railway, “this is not your father’s railroad.”

U.S. carload freight traffic for the week ending Feb. 25, 2012 fell 5%, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume also fell, though less sharply, down 2.8% compared with the same week a year ago.

The Association of American Railroads announced Thursday that Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) has become its newest full member.

Norfolk Southern said Thursday it is honoring its predecessor railroads during 2012, its 30th anniversary year, by painting 18 new locomotives in commemorative schemes that reflect the heritage of those predecessors.

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