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August employment down from July
Class I railroad employment totaled 161,134 in August, down 0.54% from July, though maintaining an edge of 0.64% over August 2011, according to figures released Thursday by the Surface Transportation Board.
NS shares dip on earnings warning
Norfolk Southern announced late Wednesday that third-quarter 2012 earnings are expected to be in the range of $1.18 to $1.25 per diluted share, "primarily due to volume declines in certain markets and…
Intermodal again powers U.S. freight mix
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Sept. 15 lagged behind the comparable week in 2011, down 2.9%, continuing a yearlong trend, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.…
NS improves Carbon Disclosure Project score
Norfolk Southern Corp. said Wednesday it "has achieved its best-ever score in the S&P 500 Climate Change Report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project."
FRA funds third track for northern Virginia
The Federal Railroad Administration Monday announced its intent to release $74.8 million for 11 miles of a third track for use by Virginia Rail Express (VRE), CSX, and Amtrak in northern…
CP touts faster transcontinental service
Canadian Pacific Monday said it has launched new faster intermodal train services connecting Vancouver, British Columbia, to Toronto or Chicago.
Rail cost of capital rises to 11.57%
The Surface Transportation Board announced Friday that it had determined the railroad industry's after-tax cost of capital for 2011 to be 11.57%, compared with 11.03% for the prior year.
CSX ranks high on carbon disclosure index
CSX Corp. announced Thursday that for the third year in a row the company earned a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), and for…
AAR: U.S. “mixed traffic” trend rolls on
U.S. freight carload traffic fell 2.3% during the week ending Sept. 8, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Thursday. U.S. intermodal…
Baltimore, CSX eye near-dock intermodal site
Mount Clare train yard in southwestern Baltimore would be the site of a $90 million, near-dock intermodal yard designed to aid traffic flow through the Port of Baltimore. CSX Transportation…
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