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CP's best-ever month for grain to Vancouver
Canadian Pacific announced on Nov. 7 that, despite a weather-delayed harvest, October “was its best-ever month for Western Canadian grain movement to Vancouver and stands ready to work with its…
STB’s tempest in transparency
Pity economic regulators. The more they seek the middle-of-the-road, the greater risk both sides assail them. Economist Sidney L. Miller wrote, “It seems clear that our railways are regulated well,…
KCS announces Holiday Express results
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced that its 16th annual Holiday Express will distribute a total of $153,290 in gift cards to The Salvation Army at stops along the Holiday Express…
NS’s McDaniel receives environmental excellence award
The Association of American Railroads on Nov. 2 awarded the 2016 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, described as “the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry,” to Russ McDaniel,…
AAR: Grain robust, autos OK. Coal and crude? Still a bust
In the Association of American Railroads weekly traffic report, Senior Vice President of Policy and Economics John T. Gray noted that railroads “continue to face a difficult macroeconomic environment that’s…
CP to TSB: Your statements are misguided
Canadian Pacific is calling Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Chairwoman Kathy Fox’s Oct. 31 public pronouncement that 6% of human-caused rail incidents may have involved fatigue “misguided comments” that “do…
Disruptive thinking about railway capital requirements
It has been a bit more than a decade and a half since the rail industry, assisted by well-qualified consultants, alerted the public and industry watchers that economic growth would…
KCS improving New Orleans Sub
Kansas City Southern Railway is investing approximately $14.3 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its New Orleans Subdivision between Port Allen and Simmesport, La., and also at…
UPS to STB: Forced access forces us off the rails
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board would be doing itself a favor if chooses not to mess with UPS and heed the gargantuan railroad customer’s call to deep-six forced access, otherwise…
CN joins Climate A List
CN announced Oct. 28 that it has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.
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