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The Federal Highway Administration has approved a preferred construction alternative for CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, enabling CSX to complete the tunnel’s design and initiate the construction permitting process.
Keynote remarks by Norfolk Southern President James A. Squires, at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference.
BNSF says it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season “better prepared than ever before, especially if the U.S. experiences a return of the polar vortex. The 2013-2014 winter was…
With intermodal leading the way, U.S. rail freight traffic during the week ending Oct. 25, 2014 maintained growth momentum, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 30.
Amtrak has established the Chicago Gateway Initiative, described as “a blue ribbon panel of rail and transportation leaders that will identify infrastructure and operational improvements to address the rail traffic…
The Western Coal Traffic League (WCTL) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board to "require BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) to submit to the Board a coal-specific service recovery plan, and for…
Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train program is returning to the rails for a 16th year to raise money, provide food, and promote awareness for food banks and hunger issues across Canada…
Freight rail traffic continued to increase for North America's three largest economies in the week ending Oct. 18, 2014, led by strong U.S. rail gains, the Association of American Railroads…
Union Pacific said Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 its third-quarter earnings rose 19% measured against the comparable quarter in 2013, to $1.37 billion, or $1.53 per share, from $1.15 billion, or…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-September 2014 rose 3.35% to 168,703, from mid-September 2013, and…
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