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Freight infrastructure improvements, particularly in rural locations, are a priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s latest round of awards.
Stephen C. Tobias, former Norfolk Southern Vice Chairman and Chief Operations Officer, died Aug. 7. He was 72.
The Georgia Ports Authority reported record fiscal year results and approved the purchase of six new ship-to-shore cranes at its July board meeting.
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions.
Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure announced a new seven-year contract with an unnamed major customer to handle frac sand unit trains through a transload facility it is developing on the Union Pacific…
A CSX transportation union is pushing back against comments by President and Chief Executive Hunter Harrison, who recently blamed employees in part for the railroad’s service problems.
Confirmation of career-railroader Ronald L. Batory as Federal Railroad Administrator has been delayed by New Jersey and New York’s Senate delegation—Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand ((D-N.Y.), Cory Booker…
CSX’s situation continues to get tougher. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Aug. 2 filed a lawsuit against the railroad, claiming that it has been discriminating against women…
The U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Transportation on Aug. 2 favorably recommended, by voice vote, the appointment of Ronald L. Batory as the next Federal Railroad Administrator.
Thirty-two cars of a 178-car, 18,000-plus-ton CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed early Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the small town of Hyndman (Bedford County), Pa., setting railcars and a…
Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. (AMRT) is developing a strategically located rail logistics center within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
More than 80% of respondents to a CSX Service Quality survey issued by Cowen and Company say they have experienced service issues since the company initiated President and CEO Hunter…
In a development that harks back to the region’s mining roots, Reading & Northern Railroad said it will operate anthracite unit coal trains as part of a major shipment destined…
CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees…
Union Pacific Railroad’s “Nebraska150 Express” heritage train will tour the state August 4-6, to mark the 150th anniversary of the territory’s entry into the Union.
CN on July 27 announced a public debt offering of C$500 million ($401 million) 3.6% Notes due 2047.
CSX President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison, our two-time Railroader of the Year, reached out to me personally following publication of my blog, in this space, asking about the events…
Growing concerns by shippers regarding service issues with CSX have prompted a response by regulators.
Kansas City Southern announced the appointments of Ginger Adamiak as vice president, sales and marketing for the energy and short line relations business unit, and Darin Selby as vice president…
Leading locomotive manufacturer General Electric is shifting production of its diesel-electric locomotives from its facility in Erie, Pa., to Texas, and cutting 575 jobs.
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