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Jessica Kahanek joins AAR
Jessica Kahanek, the Press Secretary at the National Labor Relations Board since January 2015, begins March 7 as Press Secretary for the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
CN sets share repurchase
Canadian National Railway Co. announced that it plans to repurchase common shares under a specific share repurchase program.
CN cited for corporate social responsibility
The Alberta Chamber of Commerce has presented CN the Alberta Business Award of Distinction in the Indigenous Relations–Best Practices category.
Brohm named PNR RailWorks EVP
RailWorks Corp. has appointed John Brohm, a 30-year veteran of the transit and rail supply industry, as Executive Vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc.,…
Coal on the rise: AAR
In reporting U.S. rail traffic volumes for the week ending Feb. 25, 2017 and the month of February 2017, the Association of American Railroads noted that coal rose 14% and…
Rusty Spike Award for Dow’s hypocrisy
Some three decades ago, the Association of American Railroads bestowed Rusty Spike Awards to recognize hypocritical posturing by those seeking legislative or regulatory advantage at the expense of railroads.
AAR pens list of rail "priorities" for Trump White House
The Association of American Railroads on Tuesday outlined what it called a list of infrastructure priorities for the railroad industry in a letter to the Trump administration.
Autonomous trucks: Sooner than you think
Semi-autonomous Level 3 trucks will be ubiquitous on America’s highways within 5-10 years; driverless Level 5 vehicles some time after that, according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway…
January boxes surge at Port of Savannah
Containerized trade through the Port of Savannah grew 16.2% to 331,468 TEUs in January, a record month for tonnage, and another sign of strengthening box growth in the new year…
New Year sets record for Port of LA
The Port of Los Angeles marked the busiest January in its history as overall container traffic surged 17.4% from the same month a year ago.
Box traffic gains at Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach saw containerized cargo increase 8.7% in January from a year ago on increased activity at its largest terminal and extra ships calling ahead of the…
BNSF sees $3.5B in economic development
Development along BNSF Railway's network totaled nearly $3.5 billion in 2016, including completion of a $1.3-billion steel mill in Arkansas and a sugar facility in Illinois.
CSX extends deadline for board nominations again
Amid a change at the top, announced layoffs and presumptive talks regarding new leadership, CSX Corp. has again extended its deadline for board nominations.
Weekly gain for U.S. rail freight volumes
Rail traffic in the United States for the week ending Feb. 18 totaled 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8% from the same week in 2016.
CP’s beaver makes a comeback
Canadian Pacific on Feb. 21 announced it is bringing back its iconic beaver logo, the first version of which appeared in 1886, “as it looks to the future, while re-connecting…
UTLX, RailcarRx launch car repair portal
North American tank car manufacturer and lessor Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) has launched UTLX Repair Link, a BRC and railcar management portal, to streamline transactions with contract shops during…
CSX CEO Ward retiring, 1,000 jobs to be eliminated
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, CSX Corp. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will retire, effective May 31.
Trackmobile recognizes best-performing distributors
Trackmobile announced its top four performing Distributors with Awards of Excellence for 2016.
For Wabtec, a challenging 2016
Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets,…
It’s getting a bit windy around Jacksonville
Press releases disguised as letters? Or letters disguised as press releases? In a corporate power struggle, either method can be deployed with the intent of influencing shareholders. Both sides in…
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