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CN awarded for excellence in corporate governance
CN announced Nov. 18 that it has received the 2016 Best Overall Corporate Governance award for publicly listed companies from the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC).
AAR "anxious" for Trump's STB shift
Regarding the Association of American Railroads Nov. 17 request that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board delay regulatory proposals until the U.S. Senate confirms a full slate of Board members appointed…
AAR: STB should pause until Trump's Board arrives
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said November 17 that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) should defer regulatory proposals, most notably forced access, until the U.S. Senate confirms a…
BNSF and KCS cross-border with intermodal
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced on Nov. 16 a new joint service to offer intermodal transportation connecting the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth markets and other…
CN joins Level to empower Indigenous youth
CN announced on Nov. 16 a $150,000 sponsorship of Level's Indigenous youth outreach program, "Dare to Dream."
AAR: Total weekly U.S. rail traffic nearly even
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 16 that for the week ending November 12, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 541,127 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.5%…
NS safety train to Slidell, La.
Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Slidell, La., last week. NS says it hosted 143 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving…
Lawrence H Kaufman, 1936-2016
Railroad industry journalist, analyst, author and long-time Railway Age Contributing Editor Lawrence H Kaufman, 80, died on Nov. 8 in Golden, Colo., after a long illness.
Madness in Mosier
You want to double or triple your train throughput? Just build a nice long siding. At least that’s what Friends of the Columbia Gorge would like the Wasco County (Wash.)…
CN on PAR with Aboriginals
CN has been recognized as a Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Committed company by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in recognition of its enhanced partnerships with Aboriginal communities.
KCS dedicates intermodal terminal to Starling
David L. Starling, who recently retired as President and CEO of Kansas City Southern, now has an intermodal terminal named after him.
AAR: "Concern over railroads being held responsible for contractor drug and alcohol testing programs"
Ed Greenberg, spokesperson for the Association of American Railroads, provided this statement following the Federal Railroad Administration's Nov. 10 decision to reject a petition by several industry groups to delay…
Shuster: "Unique opportunity" for infrastructure
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s election:
On The Record With Matt Rose at Energy By Rail
BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose talks about the future of coal transportation, crude oil by rail, infrastructure investment, the regulatory environment and other topics of importance to the industry…
CP seeks changes to maximum work hours
Canadian Pacific has provided notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) that it will be seeking changes by Transport Canada that would reduce by a third the maximum permissible…
CSX looks beyond 4Q
CSX Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn updated investors and analysts on Nov. 9 at Baird’s 2016 Industrial Conference in Chicago regarding the company’s expectations for…
AAR: U.S. weekly rail traffic increases for first time in months
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on November 9 that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 5, 2016 was 543,377 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.7% compared…
AAR post-election: "now shift...focus to policymaking"
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued on November 9 the following statement in light of the 2016 federal election results:
CSX promotes Rutherford
CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Fredrik Eliasson announced November 8 the promotion of Michael Rutherford to Vice President-Industrial Products, effective immediately.
CP launches website defensive to TSB fatigue findings
Canadian Pacific on November 8 launched a website in response to Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Chairwoman Kathy Fox’s Oct. 31 public pronouncement that 6% of human-caused rail incidents may…
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