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ns-launches-53-million-energy-innovation-project-at-juniata-locomotive-shop
March 30, 2015
Norfolk Southern launched a $53-million energy conversion project at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pa., that will substantially reduce carbon emissions and water usage at the 70-acre facility. NS will replace the shop's coal boilers with natural gas heaters and...
March 30, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress. The GROW AMERICA Act reflects President Obama's vision for a six-year, $478-billion transportation reauthorization bill that invests in modernizing America's infrastructure. As lawmakers try to fund transportation beyond May...
gw-concludes-freightliner-acquisition
March 27, 2015
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on March 25, 2015 completed the acquisition of approximately 94% of Britain’s Freightliner Group Ltd. for approximately US$733 million (at current exchange rates), plus the assumption of approximately US$29 million (at current exchange rates) of...
intermodal-gains-pace-railroad-traffic
March 27, 2015
A strong showing for intermodal offset a drop in carload volume on North American railroads for the week ending March 21, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported. North American rail volume for the week on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian, and...
aslrra-2014-safety-awards
March 26, 2015
The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards, including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most Improved Award, the President’s Awards, Jake Awards with Distinction, and...

siemens-lands-6-billion-german-contract
March 26, 2015
Siemens has officially been awarded a €1.7 billion (US$1.86 billion) contract by Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High...
aar-api-collaborate-on-cbr-first-responder-safety-course
March 25, 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Petroleum Institute (API) have collaborated on a new crude-by-rail (CBR) introductory safety course for...
ns-annual-report-reflects-“outstanding-year”
March 25, 2015
Norfolk Southern’s 2014 Annual Report, titled “Behind Every Train,” highlights “record-setting net income, revenues, operating income, earnings per share, and...
omnitrax’s-billie-johnson-earns-aslrra-top-safety-award
March 25, 2015
Billie Johnson, General Manager at OmniTRAX Inc. short lines Newburgh & South Shore Railroad and Northern Ohio & Western Railway is the American Short...
nyct-named-in-osha-harassment-ruling
March 24, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that an MTA New York City Transit supervisor discriminated against an...