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NS names new VP Human Resources, Audit Committee Chair; Horn retires
Ann A. Adams has been named Vice President Human Resources at Norfolk Southern Corp., effective April 1, 2016. She succeeds Juan K. Cunningham, who retired earlier this year.
Traffic continues downward trend
Freight traffic, at least at this point, isn’t showing signs of improvement. For the week ending March 19, 2016, carloads and intermodal units both took a big hit, dropping 17.2%…
Ice accepts Railroader of the Year award; Fast Trackers honored
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Decher named President of ShipCarsNow, Inc.
Union Pacific recently named Peter Decher President of ShipCarsNow, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Class I railroad. Decher succeeds Martin Coalson who retired after a 37-year UP career.
Nevada benefits from faster UP trains
Recent track upgrades “meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards” will allow Union Pacific to increase train speed from 40 mph to 60 mph on approximately 7.5 miles…
CN supports Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
Canadian National (CN) has joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to promote farm safety as CASA's newest safety investor in the annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), March 13-19,…
Introducing Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC
Long-time transportation industry consultant Lee Clair has launched Transportation and Logistics Advisors, LLC, described as “management advisors with deep experience in transportation and logistics, and energy and resources.” The firm…
Carloads, intermodal down in latest week
For the week ending March 12, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 12.8% drop in carloads and a 10.3% drop in intermodal, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)…
RBN Energy: The decline and fall of East Coast CBR
As RBN Energy LLC analyst Sandy Fielden describes in Slow Train Coming: The Decline and Fall of East Coast Crude by Rail, the economics of shipping crude oil out of…
TRB accepting proposals for Rail Safety IDEA Program
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting proposals for the Rail Safety IDEA Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or…
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