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Alberta to Alaska bitumen railway feasible: Study
A study released by the University of Calgary Van Horne Institute suggests that it is feasible to build a railway to transport bitumen between Alberta and Alaska.
KCS Shreveport Terminal set for investment
Kansas City Southern subsidiary Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) will invest approximately $5.6 million in 2016 in construction and improvement projects on its Shreveport Terminal Subdivision.
For intermodal, another double-digit gain
Intermodal continues to carry the day for the North American freight railroad industry, registering a gain of nearly 20% for the week ending Feb. 20, 2016, the third consecutive week…
OnTrackNorthAmerica, Impact Infrastructure, Inc. form strategic partnership
Nonprofit transportation consultancy OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) has entered a strategic partnership agreement with Impact Infrastructure, Inc. “to bring triple bottom line (financial, environmental, and social) cost-benefit analysis and software to transportation…
CBR: What's happening in the Rockies?
According to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) monthly Drilling Productivity Report, crude production from the Niobrara shale region in Colorado and Wyoming, which peaked at 491 Mb/d (million barrels…
BNSF drives $1.2 billion in customer investments
Customers served by BNSF Railway invested $1.2 billion in new or expanded facilities in 103 communities and created more than 1,500 jobs across the BNSF rail network in 2015, marking…
AAR steps up Freight Rail Works campaign
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Feb. 22, 2016 debuted the newest version of its Freight Rail Works campaign, “which explores how freight rail’s ongoing private investments in building,…
Lonegro: CSX prepared for challenging year
CSX Chief Financial Officer Frank Lonegro on Feb. 17, 2016 highlighted the company’s track record of success during the energy market transition and updated expectations for company performance at the…
Intermodal up for second consecutive week
For the week ending Feb. 13, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal for the second week in a row, the Association of American Railroads…
Drew Lewis, 1931 – 2016
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Andrew Lindsay “Drew” Lewis, Jr. died Feb. 10 in Prescott, Ariz. He was 84.
CP will seek STB declaratory order
Canadian Pacific on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 announced it will seek a declaratory order from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) “confirming the viability of the voting trust structure that…
Guest Editorial: It’s time for Carload Version 2.0
As the rail industry suffers through the 2015-2016 winter of its discontent, it is becoming clearer with each passing week that as an industry we are entering uncharted territory. Former…
The year ahead in Washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds.
Canadian Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 launched a new website, CPconsolidation.com, purporting the benefits of its proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern. The website launch came two days after CP…
Intermodal up, carloads down in latest week
For the week ending Feb. 6, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal, and a corresponding drop in carloads, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)…
CN targeting C$2.9 billion in 2016 capital investments
CN announced on Feb. 10, 2016 the details of its 2016 plan to invest approximately C$2.9 billion in rail infrastructure and equipment “to raise network efficiency, support long-term growth and…
Ackman to NS shareholders: I have a way to make you talk with me
In what some industry observers believe may be a final attempt—short of a proxy battle—by hedge fund head Bill Ackman at a hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific on…
Amtrak to STB: Intermediate stops count
In comments filed with the Surface Transportation Board’s Ex Parte 726, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of…
Congressman Goodlatte tours PRS locomotive and rail car services facility
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services…
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
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