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STB announces roundtable on rate cases
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott announced October 12 that the Board will host an economic roundtable, at 10:00 am on October 25, 2016.
AAR: Total weekly U.S. traffic down 6.1%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 12 reported for the week ending Oct. 8, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 521,789 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.1%…
CSX restores Florida main line service; washouts delay other areas
CSX on October 11 updated service conditions, post-Hurricane Matthew:
CSX's Hurricane Action Plan
After Hurricane Katrina, CSX decentralized its dispatching operations to the individual divisions. Now for Hurricane Matthew, the company, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., watches closely whether the storm makes an unprecedented…
KCS opens transload terminal in Dallas with Watco
Kansas City Southern announced Oct. 6 that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has opened a new, multi-commodity transload terminal at its former Zacha intermodal terminal…
UP: PTC making steady progress
Union Pacific on Oct. 6, 2016 updated its Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation program. Through Sept. 1, 2016, UP has invested $2.1 billion in PTC. The railroad’s current estimate for…
OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link pilots Grade Crossing Technology
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
CSX approves quarterly dividend
On October 5, the Board of Directors of CSX Corporation approved its quarterly dividend on the company's common stock.
AAR: total weekly U.S. rail traffic down 4%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported total U.S weekly rail traffic for the week ending October 1, 2016 was 549,171 carloads and intermodal units, down 4% compared with the…
FRA directive on 111 tank cars
On Sept. 30, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Railworthiness Directive (Directive or RWD) to all owners of Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 111 general purpose tank cars.
Signs of renewed life in the freight car market
Obtaining an accurate read on the current freight car market is like trying to fine-tune a multiple-carburetor setup on a classic performance car. Adjust one setting, and another setting may…
UP's "Living Legend" returns
Union Pacific's 'Living Legend' No. 844 steam locomotive will travel more than 1,200 miles one-way to celebrate the Oct. 22 opening of Big River Crossing in Memphis, Tennessee. The trek…
Suppliers to Congress: STB shooting first, asking questions later
The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board’s pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations…
AAR to Congress: STB is over-reaching
On the offensive following the Surface Transportation Board’s recent flurry of activity on multiple proposed regulations, the Association of American Railroads wrote to leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee and…
AAR: Total weekly U.S. rail traffic down 4.8%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today for the week ending September 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,609 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.8% compared with the…
CN: 1.2 million trees and growing
CN announced Sept. 26 that 50 communities across Canada will be awarded grants of $25,000 to fund local tree planting projects in honor of the nation's 150th anniversary. Since 2011,…
CP unveils hazmat website
Canadian Pacific on Sept. 26 unveiled a new webpage, cpr.ca/HazMat, which showcases CP's dangerous goods response capabilities, training available to first responders and other online resources.
Jason Seidl: Shippers want more rail service
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Fall Conference and offers the following generally…
CP strong into harvest season
Canadian Pacific reports it's well-positioned and ready to move this year's western Canadian grain crop, which is forecast to be significantly bigger than the five-year average, to market.
AAR to STB: Policy "fixes" are bad policy
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) on Sept. 22 released an independent study it commissioned from InterVISTAS Consulting LLC that examined the STB’s approach to freight rail rate regulation…
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