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Friday, 03 February 2012
03 February 2012

RSI: Truck amendment falters (so far)

Markup by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thursday of its version of surface transportation reauthorization legislation, H.R. 7, included a 33-to-22 vote to remove bigger truck language from the bill. The Committee also inserted language seeking a comprehensive study to asse ...
Friday, 03 February 2012
03 February 2012

Progress Rail to close Ontario plant

Progress Rail has announced it is closing its London, Ontario, locomotive operation, where 450 workers have been locked out since New Year’s Day.

Thursday, 02 February 2012
02 February 2012

Rail accidents and fatalities decline

A new report by the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis shows that in the first 11 months of 2011, U. S. railroad accidents and incidents declined 5.7% from the same period in 2010 to 10,037. Rail fatalities, as defined by the FRA, were down 4.9% to 644, though strictly mo ...
Thursday, 02 February 2012
02 February 2012

U.S. weekly freight traffic called “mixed”

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Jan. 28, 2012 was down 2.8% compared with the fourth week of 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. By contrast, U.S. intermodal volume for the week rose 5.5% compared with the same week last year.

Thursday, 02 February 2012
02 February 2012

CP increases crude oil shipments

Canadian Pacific announced it is now shipping crude oil by rail from a new transload facility near Lloydminster, Sask. CP said the facility is a facility is a key enhancement to a growing energy portfolio. It accommodates the needs of NuStar Energy LP, with a further expansion planned this year. ...
Thursday, 02 February 2012
02 February 2012

IANA: Intermodal growth continues

Intermodal container volume set a new record in 2011 with 12.4 million moves, beating former record-year 2007 by 3.7%, the Intermodal Associaton of North America (IANA) said Thursday.

Thursday, 02 February 2012
02 February 2012

PTC revamp, big trucks in SAFETEA-LU successor

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday introduced a five-year surface transportation funding bill, a successor to the now-expired SAFETEA-LU, that would extend Congress’ mandated deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC) by five years, from Dec. 31, 2015, to Dec. 31, 20 ...
Thursday, 02 February 2012
02 February 2012

BNSF sets $3.9 billion capex for 2012

BNSF Railway Co. on Wednesday announced a planned 2012 capital commitment program of approximately $3.9 billion, up $400 million, or about 11.4%, from its 2011 capital spend of $3.5 billion.

Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

Toronto bickers—and builds

As Daffy Duck might plead: Who’s in charge here?

Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

Freight car market continues upward climb

Freight car builders and component suppliers have good reason to look at 2012 and beyond with renewed optimism and real confidence. That’s because, according to the most recent figures released by Economic Planning Associates, carbuilders received orders for no fewer than 89,073 cars and interm ...
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