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In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for June 2015 and the first six months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) revealed on July 1,…
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
North American rail volume on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads for the first 24 weeks of 2015 was 16,950,429 carloads and intermodal units, flat compared with the same…
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24…
Canadian Pacific (CP) says it is “profoundly disappointed” with Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt’s public  comments regarding an ongoing investigation into an alleged breach in safety rules. “Such comments…
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway…
The Association of American Railroads has recognized CSX and its wholly owned subsidiary Total Service Distribution, Inc. (TDSI) with an industry award for the highest-quality automotive ramp service performance in…
The current trend in 2015 U.S. rail freight traffic—intermodal registering gains over prior-year numbers, carload traffic falling—continued for the week ending June 13, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported.…
Immediately following the signing of a similar agreement with the Alabama State Port Authority, CN on June 17, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Port of New…
The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has released the final two installments in its Metro Freight Series, a collection of new research examining the volume of goods flowing through U.S. ports…
CN, the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals Mobile, LLC on June 15, 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Port of Mobile intermodal gateway project,…
In 2014, BNSF Railway customers, working with the railroad and state and local economic development organizations, invested close to $1.5 billion in 138 new or expanded rail facilities. This marks…
For the week ending June 6, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 550,037 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.2% compared with the same week last year, as carload traffic…
Testifying at a June 10, 2015 Surface Transportation Board hearing on the shipment of grain by rail, representatives from the Association of American Railroads legal and economic policy departments said…
For more than three decades, railroad regulators have used the same method to determine which shippers are captive; and, if so, to determine a remedy to limit railroad market power…
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
AskRail™, the mobile application developed as an added safety tool for first responders, continued its industry-wide rollout with a demonstration at BNSF’s Chicago (Corwith) Intermodal Facility on June 8, 2015.…
The first annual Rail Insights conference, which kicks off June 17 at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, will feature several prominent people in rail industry leadership positions who, with…
Norfolk Southern’s Bellevue, Ohio yard, the largest classification yard on the NS system, will be renamed “Moorman Yard” in honor of Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, who retired June 1, 2015,…
A ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 30, 2015 celebrated the completion of extensive restoration work on the historic brick depot in Sandpoint, Idaho, which serves as Amtrak’s only scheduled stop in…
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