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Norfolk Southern launched a $53-million energy conversion project at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pa., that will substantially reduce carbon emissions and water usage at the 70-acre facility.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress. The GROW AMERICA Act reflects President Obama's vision for a six-year, $478-billion transportation reauthorization bill that invests in…
A strong showing for intermodal offset a drop in carload volume on North American railroads for the week ending March 21, 2015, the Association of American Railroads reported.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Petroleum Institute (API) have collaborated on a new crude-by-rail (CBR) introductory safety course for first responders. This course is available free of…
Norfolk Southern’s 2014 Annual Report, titled “Behind Every Train,” highlights “record-setting net income, revenues, operating income, earnings per share, and operating ratio.” “2014 was an outstanding year,” said CEO Wick…
Railroad stocks slid precipitously on Monday, March 23, 2015, pulling down the broader transport sector, after Kansas City Southern, citing the negative effects of lower oil prices and continued weakness…
It is shipper-friendly legislation with which freight railroads probably can live. And while it’s not all the stuff so-called captive shippers would prefer—such as mandatory caps on rail rates and…
Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to remedy what are termed “significant challenges in the federal environmental permitting process” that delay and discourage railroads from constructing additional capacity.
One need not look to the wild blue yonder to find the BNSF air force. Soon, it will be patrolling BNSF tracks from altitudes no higher than 500 feet, but…
After months of late arrivals due to track congestion on CN’s northern Ontario main line, compounded by slow orders arising from CN’s efforts to recover from two tar sands oil…
One of the largest rail labor unions—the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)—will have a new president May 1 upon the unexpected retirement April 30…
Norfolk Southern on March 18, 2015 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its “Railroad University” and “redoubled its commitment to superior transportation services for its present and…
According to the most recent figures from the Association of American Railroads, surging intermodal traffic helped offset carload decreases in certain commodities for the week ending March 14, 2015.
CN announced March 17, 2015 a plan to build a C$250 million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of…
Under a fairly intense political spotlight spurred by a series of high-profile rail incidents involving crude-by-rail (CBR) shipments, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a "Railworthiness Directive requiring railroad…
Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, has joined the board of OnTrackNorthAmerica, a non-profit organization “committed to reversing the commercial, regulatory and economic dynamics that cause…
Transport Canada's selection March 11, 2015 of new tank car specifications is surely a harbinger of the choice the White House will make later this spring from among the options…
Railway Interchange 2015 host organizations announced Thursday, March 12, 2015 that motivational speaker and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill will deliver the keynote address for the conference and exhibition,…
U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending March 7, 2015 gained ground, ending a three-week slump and aiding overall U.S. freight traffic for the week, the Association of American Railroads…
Canadian National on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 noted that “[s]even months into the current 2014-15 crop year, CN continues its record-setting pace of Western Canadian grain shipments.“
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