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AAR: Rail traffic decline steady with service, manufacturing sector divide
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for October 2015 and the first 10 months of 2015, AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray said that "a…
What happens when you’re off the air?
Air brake technology is improving. Do FRA brake test rules need updating?
Automating the industry, one yard at a time
Classification yard performance has a direct impact on network velocity and efficiency. Process control systems are helping improve that performance.
Ribble’s bigger trucks crash and burn
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) controversial proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on interstate highways in an effort…
Hamberger to Ribble: Take your amendment and park it!
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers…
Weekly freight traffic, intermodal volume drops
For the week ending Oct. 24, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 553,144 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.6% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American…
“Restructuring costs” affect NS’s third-quarter
Net income of $452 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, compared with $559 million, or $1.79 per diluted share in third-quarter 2014, combined with an operating revenue that declined by…
CN delivers solid third-quarter results
Net income of C$1.01 billion, compared with net income of C$853 million in second-quarter 2014, combined with an operating income increase of 16% and a record-low quarterly operating ratio of…
House T&I passes H.R. 3763, PTC extension intact. Now the fun begins
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Oct. 22, 2015 unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763). Among the STRR Act’s numerous provisions…
Diesel drop drives down UP quarterly operating ratio
Buffeted by decreases in operating income and revenue and business volumes compared to the prior-year quarter, Union Pacific still managed to post an all-time quarterly record operating ratio of 60.3%…
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