Class I

The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) announces its 248th regular meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort during January 10 - 12, 2017.
"I think it’s one of the first times that Amtrak, PennDOT and Norfolk Southern were all at the same table answering questions from legislators on this issue,” says Lucinda Beattie,…
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) released on Dec. 8 its letter to President-elect Trump.
President Obama on Dec. 7 nominated Ann Begeman to another five-year term on the Surface Transportation Board. She was approved by voice vote in an Executive Session of the Senate…
When Herbert Hoover was President and Republicans controlled the White House and both congressional chambers, there was produced the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff boosting import duties to record levels, sparking a…
The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) has released a study, “Freight Rail Pricing,” which suggests that rail shippers are amenable to longer-term contracts but wary of pricing.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 7 that total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending December 3, 2016 was 53,130 carloads and intermodal units, up 2%…
Contract talks between U.S. Class I railroad and the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG), which represents six unions, have stalled, and the CBG on Dec. 5 applied to the National Mediation…
The 115th Congress will soon be under way, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Dec. 6 announced several senior staff changes.
CN announced that the 12th edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raised C$360,000 at a friendly hockey game.
The railroads that make up the Chicago Planning Group and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO) in December 2015 opened the Chicago Integrated Rail Operations Center (CIROC) to monitor and…
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General.  Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.
Harsco Rail, Harsco Corp.’s railway track maintenance division, has landed new sales of its rail grinding machines throughout North America for service in RailWorks Corp.-conducted contract rail grinding programs. The…
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation."
CSX Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Frank Lonegro updated investors and analysts Nov. 30 at the Credit Suisse 4th Annual Industrials Conference regarding the company’s expectations for…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 30 that for the week ending November 26, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 452,759 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.6%…
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
The Surface Transportation Board is adopting a final rule, U.S. Rail Service Issues—Performance Data Reporting, Docket EP 724 (Sub-No. 4), that will require all Class I’s, and the Chicago Transportation…
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