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Testifying at a June 10, 2015 Surface Transportation Board hearing on the shipment of grain by rail, representatives from the Association of American Railroads legal and economic policy departments said that calls to create new grain-specific regulations are “simply unjustified.”

National Transportation Safety Board investigators examining Amtrak’s May 12, 2015 derailment on the Northeast Corridor have ruled out distraction caused by cell phone use on the part of engineer Brandon Bostian as a contributing factor, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident.

For more than three decades, railroad regulators have used the same method to determine which shippers are captive; and, if so, to determine a remedy to limit railroad market power and assure rates charged captive shippers are reasonable.

Under a contract valued at $32 million, Brookville Equipment Corp. will supply six of its Liberty Modern Streetcars for Detroit’s new Woodward Avenue line, which is being built by M-1 R ...
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He replaces Mark Connolly, who retired on May 22 ...
AskRail™, the mobile application developed as an added safety tool for first responders, continued its industry-wide rollout with a demonstration at BNSF’s Chicago (Corwith) Intermodal Facility on June 8, 2015. The invite-only “smart-app” ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a series of technical reports on truck size and weight for peer review and public comment as a step toward the completion of the comprehensive study required in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

The first annual Rail Insights conference, which kicks off June 17 at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, will feature several prominent people in rail industry leadership positions who, with Railway Age’s experienced team of editors, will engage in an interactive dialogue to ...
Following the June 2, 2015 oversight hearing of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Amtrak’s May 12 fatal derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 (which accordin ...
Norfolk Southern’s Bellevue, Ohio yard, the largest classification yard on the NS system, will be renamed “Moorman Yard” in honor of Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, who retired June 1, 2015, as CEO after a 45-year career and has assumed duties as Executive Chairman of the railroad’s board ...
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