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Rod Case at REF 2017: "Try to do more than just run good trains"
Oliver Wyman Partner Rodney Case delivered a thought-provoking address March 6 at Rail Equipment Finance 2017 on the future of North America’s rail industry.
Hunter Harrison assumes CSX's throttle
CSX has a new CEO. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad on March 6 agreed to a deal with hedge fund Mantle Ridge LP to name E. Hunter Harrison as chief executive,…
Punitive enforcement measures do NOT improve safety
Late last year, the Federal Railroad Administration announced that safety fines in 2016 were the highest in agency’s 50-year history, surpassing the previous record-breaking year in 2015 and suggesting the…
Michael Ward, railroader and philanthropist
Now that Michael Ward has retired as CEO of CSX, he will remain in Jacksonville and continue the work that he loves as much as running a railroad—giving back to…
Jessica Kahanek joins AAR
Jessica Kahanek, the Press Secretary at the National Labor Relations Board since January 2015, begins March 7 as Press Secretary for the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
CN sets share repurchase
Canadian National Railway Co. announced that it plans to repurchase common shares under a specific share repurchase program.
CN cited for corporate social responsibility
The Alberta Chamber of Commerce has presented CN the Alberta Business Award of Distinction in the Indigenous Relations–Best Practices category.
Brohm named PNR RailWorks EVP
RailWorks Corp. has appointed John Brohm, a 30-year veteran of the transit and rail supply industry, as Executive Vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc.,…
Coal on the rise: AAR
In reporting U.S. rail traffic volumes for the week ending Feb. 25, 2017 and the month of February 2017, the Association of American Railroads noted that coal rose 14% and…
Rusty Spike Award for Dow’s hypocrisy
Some three decades ago, the Association of American Railroads bestowed Rusty Spike Awards to recognize hypocritical posturing by those seeking legislative or regulatory advantage at the expense of railroads.
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