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STB sets final rules to aid mediation, arbitration
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday, May 13, that it has adopted final mediation and arbitration rules that establish a new arbitration program under which shippers and railroads may agree…
UP, GATX host ethanol safety conference
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Squires advances to NS presidency; five other executive changes under way
On May 10, one day after Norfolk Southern’s annual shareholders meeting in Williamsburg, Va., Chairman, CEO, and President Wick Moorman announced the appointment of James A. Squires as President of…
NS’s Moorman to shareholders: The best is yet to come
Norfolk Southern Corp. “has made great strides over its 30-year history, posting its best-ever performance over the past two years—and the best is still to come,” CEO Wick Moorman told…
AAR: Petroleum gains pace weekly, year-to-date volume increases
The Association of American Railroads has reported an increase in traffic for the week ending May 4, 2013, with total U.S. weekly carloads of 283,916 up 2.8%, compared with the…
Designed To Move a Nation
The Association of American Railroads has launched “Designed To Move a Nation,” a new public information campaign that’s part of its “Freight Rail Works” initiative.
Whatcha gonna do when CP’s cops come for you?
Canadian Pacific Police Service officers were out in force on May 7, Operation Lifesaver’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day, at five locations along the railroad’s U.S. network to enforce grade-crossing…
NS Roanoke building earns ENERGY STAR certification
Norfolk Southern’s office building at 110 Franklin Road SE in Roanoke has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the…
Nissan recognizes UP for logistics excellence
Union Pacific has earned Nissan Motor Company’s 2012 Logistics Carrier Conference Logistics Success Story Award, which identifies carriers and providers “that went above and beyond normal expectations in the past…
Canadian Pacific increases 2013 capital investment program
In December 2012, Canadian Pacific announced a 2013 capital spending plan of up to $1.1 billion. On May 7, CP said that it will move forward certain capital spending projects…
NS recognizes 54 safe chemical customers
Norfolk Southern has awarded its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 54 customers for safe handling of chemical products during 2012.
David Ragan Plays It Safe—all the way to Victory Lane at Talladega
In a spectacular green-white-checkers finish, David Ragan drove his no. 34 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Farm Rich Ford Fusion to a thrilling victory in the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race…
KCS names Selby short line, energy markets VP
Kansas City Southern has promoted Darin P. Selby to Vice President Energy Markets and Short Line Partner Relations, from his previous position as Assistant Vice President.
OLI sets action for Crossing Awareness Day
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. programs and partners across the U.S. will celebrate International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on Tuesday, May 7, with a variety of events to illustrate the importance…
Same mix for U.S. freight traffic in latest week
The recipe for 2013 seldom changes; U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending April 27, 2013 retained the same mix of “mixed,” the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.
CP contributes $100,000 to school breakfast program for Toronto children
Canadian Pacific has provided financial support to a Toronto-area program that provides a nourishing breakfast for small children every school morning, enabling it to expand its services to reach more…
Washington appeals court to hear railroad antitrust case
A multibillion-dollar antitrust suit alleging that four Class I railroads conspired to impose a uniform fuel surcharge on shippers will reach a crucial point on May 3, when a federal…
CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion notches top-20 finish at Richmond
David Ragan, driving the no. 34 CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion, lined up 20th for the April 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway…
U.S. freight traffic mixed again in latest week
Down for freight carload traffic, up for intermodal: That once more describes U.S. freight rail volume, this time for the week ending April 20, 2013, according to the latest report…
AAR marks industry commitment to safety
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Wednesday recognized the industry's overall safety achievements by highlighting best safety practices accomplishments at the Railroad Safety Leadership Forum, in Chicago. The focus of…
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