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U.S. rail freight traffic for the week ending June 3, 2017, as well as volume for May 2017 and the first 22 weeks of the year show that business continues…
Wabtec Corp. has signed a contract worth approximately $22 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC).
As a part of its $3.1-billion capital plan for 2017, Union Pacific says it will boost safety and efficiency in Idaho with a $34.1-million investment.
For individuals planning a career change to join the rail industry, just starting at a railway-related organization, or have been in the industry for a while, Michigan State University is…
Amtrak on June 5 began operating non-scheduled, non-revenue trains between Lynchburg and Roanoke, Va., to train and qualify T&E (train and engine service) crews for new, extended Northeast Regional service…
Global engineering firm Michael Baker International announced that Don Sepulveda has been promoted to Vice President and Deputy National Market Lead in the Railroad and Transit Practice for the firm’s…
On May 1, 2017, Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT) filed an application seeking authority from the Surface Transportation Board to construct and operate an approximately 261-mile rail line extending…
On May 22, 2017, after 146 years, the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus folded its tent for the last time after a final show at Long Island’s Nassau Veterans…
The Metropolitan Rail Freight Council has released a multi-faceted action plan designed to expand rail freight in and around New York City. The Council said the plan is “a guiding…
Union Pacific is investing approximately $85 million in Illinois infrastructure this year. UP plans to increase safety and efficiency with these improvements.
Carload traffic on U.S. railroads continued a year-long gain, up 6.7% for the week ending May 27 from the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American…
The U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving BNSF Railway tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, making corporations less vulnerable to claims brought in plaintiff-friendly courts.
Kansas City Southern announced that it will add four new directors to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The new directors bring the board to 12 members, of which 11…
Twin Eagle Sand Logistics, LLC (Twin Eagle), a subsidiary of Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC, outlined plans to expand the Permian Rail Park near Big Springs, Texas.
CN announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) to renew the labor contract for approximately 3,000 conductors…
New Jersey’s Morris County Board of Freeholders has awarded a five-year contract for rail freight services to the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad.
BNSF Railway Company honored 117 shippers with the railroad's 20th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2016.
For the 21st consecutive year, Strato, Inc. is the recipient of TTX Company’s SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) Award, placing it in the category of top companies earning the TTX Excellent…
A planned grade separation that will improve traffic flow and safety has received funding from the Port of Seattle Commission.
Rail freight traffic continued its recovery, as volume rose consistently during 2017’s first 20 weeks and registered a solid gain for the week ending May 20, the Association of American…
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