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U.S. freight rail traffic continued gaining over 2013 levels in the week ending Dec. 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 it has "migrated to a new datacenter in response to increased operations through its hosted delivery service."

Auto Truck Group on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 announced a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility in O'Fallon, Mo., set to open before month's end.

Safety, service, and schedule, “some of the most challenging issues currently facing businesses that ship goods via railroad,” will be the focus at the Jan. 14-15, 2015 Winter Meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), which will feature key executives from CSX. CN, the Sur ...
CSX has opened its new Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, Quebec, expanding the railroad’s intermodal network capacity and offering Canadian customers domestic and international service that connects with the its 21,000 mile U.S. network.

U.S. Senate approval Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, of 45-G, by a 76-to-16 vote, has assured passage of the measure, part of H.R. 5771, The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, and providing a fiscal boost to freight railroads, particularly short line and regional operations.

Canadian Pacific has reviewed the Canadian Transportation Safety Board’s report on the collision between two CP freight trains near Dunmore, Alberta in May, 2013 and says it “is fully supportive of the TSB’s conclusion with respect to cab monitoring technology. CP applauds the TSB’s cal ...
More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the third quarter of 2014, up 1.8% from the comparable quarter in 2013, according American Public Transportation Association (APTA), releasing a report Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Rail transit ridership was a driving factor. ...

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) customers will be able to use debit and credit cards to purchase fares at fare booths beginning New Year's Day, 2015.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded an MTA Metro-North Railroad employee who was injured in 2011 the largest punitive damages ever awarded in a retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).
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