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GAO pricing study addresses contract vs. tariff rates
The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) has released a study, “Freight Rail Pricing,” which suggests that rail shippers are amenable to longer-term contracts but wary of pricing.
Crew member fatigue faulted for Union Pacific Hoxie accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously…
AAR: "Glimmers of hope" as traffic rises
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 7 that total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending December 3, 2016 was 53,130 carloads and intermodal units, up 2%…
Rail labor seeking mediation
Contract talks between U.S. Class I railroad and the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG), which represents six unions, have stalled, and the CBG on Dec. 5 applied to the National Mediation…
Know your T&I Committee senior staffers
The 115th Congress will soon be under way, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Dec. 6 announced several senior staff changes.
CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raises C$360,000 for charity organizations
CN announced that the 12th edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raised C$360,000 at a friendly hockey game.
CIROC the eyes and ears of Chicagoland railroading
The railroads that make up the Chicago Planning Group and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO) in December 2015 opened the Chicago Integrated Rail Operations Center (CIROC) to monitor and…
Owen appointed BIC Secretary General
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General. Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.
For Harsco, business is a grind (that's a good thing)
Harsco Rail, Harsco Corp.’s railway track maintenance division, has landed new sales of its rail grinding machines throughout North America for service in RailWorks Corp.-conducted contract rail grinding programs. The…
Shuster returns as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
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