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Midyear Report: Riding a tide of prosperity
With traffic in most commodities on an upswing and capital investment at record levels, the railroads are on track for another prosperous year.
Rebuilding an empire
BNSF is expanding its Northern Corridor to meet increasing demand.
STB's newest: Status quo beware
Moving homogeneous electrons through wires, or freight in trucks over publicly financed highways, is hardly akin to moving cargo over privately owned and maintained railroads.
U.S. freight traffic wraps up good June
U.S. freight traffic scored gains in the final full week of June ending June 28, 2014, capping off a full month of advances, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday,…
CBR obstacles vary, but multiply
Pushback against crude-by-rail (CBR) oil shipments continues to develop in a variety of ways, from local protests to looming action from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and…
Illinois, UP mark projects new and old
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durban (D) joined Union Pacific President and COO Lance Fritz Friday, June 27, 2014, to announce a joint $90 million addition…
GE Client Conference spotlights software innovations
At its 25th Annual Client Conference June 23-25, 2014, GE Transportation announced new software systems and services and recognized seven customers with its Fast Track Award for rail industry software…
AAR to STB: Market forces aid grain shippers
In a 24-page submission to the Surface Transportation Board dated Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) responded to STB's request "seeking input on the Board's rate…
Intermodal volume boosts U.S. freight traffic
U.S. freight traffic scored another advance during the week ending June 21, 2014, aided by intermodal volume the Association of American Railroads described Thursday, June 26, as "the highest week…
CSX touts advances in corporate social responsibility
CSX’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report “shows continued progress in 2013 on the company’s safety, environmental and community engagement initiatives,” according to Chairman, President and CEO Michael J. Ward.
STB to Class I’s: File grain order plans
The Surface Transportation Board is requiring Canadian Pacific and BNSF “to publicly file their plans to timely resolve their backlogs of grain car orders, as well as weekly status reports…
AAR awards CSX employee top environmental honor
The Association of American Railroads has bestowed its highest environmental honor, the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award, on Chris Durden, of CSX Intermodal Terminals.
IANA, AAR offer intermodal counsel
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) will jointly offer educational sessions highlighting intermodal's significant and growing role in railroads' transportation mix, beginning…
U.S. intermodal leads North American freight traffic gains
All three major North American nations saw freight traffic gains during the week ending June 14, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said…
Canada TSB clears interim CBR reforms
Canada's transportation accident investigators gave the country's rail regulator, Transport Canada, a passing grade on interim emergency directives introduced in April to reduce the chances of crude oil train explosions…
Class I employment registers gains
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on June 17, 2014 show Class I total railroad employment rose 1.13% to 166,097 in mid-May 2014, measured against mid-May 2013, and was…
UP enhances premium intermodal service
Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services, Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago, both of which are part of UP’s top-tier “premium” intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the…
FEIS issued for CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel reconstruction
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Washington, D.C. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) have released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed reconstruction of CSX’s Virginia Avenue…
U.S., Canadian freight traffic keeps gaining
U.S. and Canadian freight traffic maintained positive momentum during the week ending June 7, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 12. Mexican intermodal volume also logged into…
Hamberger outlines industry's CBR safety strides
Addressing the Railway Age Crude By Rail Conference in Arlington, Va., Thursday, June 12, 2014, Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger detailed the many steps…
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