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Coal led all gainers as rail traffic in the U.S. totaled 521,607 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 4, up 1.8 percent from the same week in 2016.

Reporting on Rail Equipment Finance 2017, Cowen and Company analyst Matt Elkott notes, “Sentiment is better than last year, but we sensed this is only in small part based on fundamentals and in large part on hope associated with potentially more business-friendly policies and an infrastructure ...

Jeffrey Rosen has been nominated by President Donald Trump as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Brightline, the private operator of inter-city passenger rail service in Florida, announced that Dave Howard has joined the company as chief executive.

The Florida Transportation Commission approved the state Department of Transportation’s project plan, including freight and passenger rail, through fiscal 2022.

Brutal winter weather threatens to further delay export grain shipments by rail and vessel loading at Pacific Northwest ports, but that could be a boon to maritime centers along the Gulf Coast.

Chicago’s Metra transit agency is seeking bids for the next phase of the multi-year Union Pacific North bridge project, which will replace 100-year-old bridges over 11 streets on the North Side of Chicago, as well as construct the inbound half of the new Ravenswood Station.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A record number of railroaders, suppliers, and customers on March 2 converged on the Capitol for the annual lobbying event known as Railroad Day to meet Congressional representatives and help them identify legislative strategies to grow opportunities for the industry.

Now that E. Hunter Harrison has become CEO of CSX, “we expect additional layoffs in addition to the recently announced 1,000 members of management,” says Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. “We also expect CSX to easily exc ...

Oliver Wyman Partner Rodney Case delivered a thought-provoking address March 6 at Rail Equipment Finance 2017 on the future of North America’s rail industry.

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