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The Port of Los Angeles, which is directly served by Union Pacific and BNSF Railway via a shared rail corridor, announced Thursday that container traffic increased 16% at the port in 2010 compared with 2009. Exports surged 10.3% to a record 1,841,274 TEUs and exceeded the previous record of 1,782,50 ...
Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Inc. (BR&L) has named Jeff Harris national accounts manager, responsible for business development within all North American Class I, regional, and short line railroads, while focusing on expanding the Vulcan Spike Division into a primary or secondary track ...
The Toronto Transit Commission’s Board of Directors Wednesday received TTC’s proposed 2011-2015 Capital Program, which includes a commitment to building and expanding the agency’s streetcar maintenance facilities. ...
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWI) Thursday said its freight carload traffic in December was up 29.6% over the year-ago period, while its fourth-quarter traffic for 2010 was up 19.4% over the fourth quarter of 2009. ...
RailAmerica, Inc., which operates 40 short line and regional railroad in the U.S. and Canada, reported Wednesday that its total freight carloads for December were 71,209, up 4.0% from 68,445 in December 2009. ...
The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing May 3 “to explore the current state of competition in the railroad industry and possible policy initiatives to promote more rail-to-rail competition.” ...
CSX Transportation announced Tuesday that shippers in 2010 made commitments for 130 new or expanded facilities on CSXT lines, bringing an estimated $216 million in annual revenue to CSXT upon completion, and creating as many as 5,200 new jobs. Located in 18 states, the facilities will se ...
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The Association of American Railroads Tuesday said 2010 saw U.S. freight carload traffic in 2010 rose 7.3%, to 14.8 million total carloads, compared with 13.8 million carloads in 2009. Total U.S. annual intermodal traffic in 2010 increased 14.2%, with 11.3 million total truck trailers and shipping c ...
William Schafer, Jr., has joined TranSystems’ Freight Railroads Group, TransSystems announced Tuesday. The company noted Schafer has more than 30 years experience in the rail industry, specializing in railroad operational requirements and integration with facilities planning and design. ...
Austin, Tex.’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has appointed Melvin Clark vice president of rail operations, beginning Jan. 31. Clark currently serves as district rail director for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority. Clark will oversee the manag ...
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