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Following a period of relative quiet over the Christmas holiday, Canadian Pacific’s endeavor to acquire Norfolk Southern has picked up steam with issuance of a white paper, “A 21st Century…
CSX has appointed key leaders in the Sales and Marketing organization as it continues to focus on enhancing customer relationships and encouraging profitable growth, the company announced Jan. 11, 2016.…
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was successful on both accounts. Now, according to RSI’s…
Working within the up-to five-year extension Congress granted in late 2015, the Association of American Railroads has set year-end 2016 goals for Positive Train Control implementation.
RailComm has been selected to replace an obsolete control system with its DOC® system at a Class I yard in Buffalo, N.Y., the company announced Jan. 11, 2016. The system…
In 2015, CSX worked with its customers to locate 107 new plants or expanded facilities on its rail network or its connecting short line partners, the railroad announced Jan. 7,…
Everything is out in the open, as it should be. Today (January 8, 2016), the Surface Transportation Board established a page on its website, “Major Railroad Mergers and Consolidations Correspondence,”…
California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office (DoD), announced Jan. 4, 2016 that Tracy A. Butler, a supervisor at Union Pacific Railroad (UP)…
Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President-Law and General Counsel Louis P. Warchot has joined the Transportation practice of Sidley Austin LLP as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office.
CN on Jan. 7, 2016 submitted its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) for its proposed logistics hub/intermodal facility to be built in Milton, Ontario.
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
January 7, 2016: Carl R. Ice, President and Chief Executive Officer of BNSF Railway, has been named 2016 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age. Ice…
In reporting rail traffic for all of 2015, Association of American Railroads (AAR) Senior Vice President John T. Gray said, “Weaknesses in energy and manufacturing, as well as, world economic…
Canadian National Railway (CN) filed on Jan. 5, 2016 a final shelf prospectus with Canadian securities regulators and a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),…
On January 5, 2016, Reuters published a story containing excerpts of letters reportedly sent to the Surface Transportation Board by industry groups representing several major Norfolk Southern freight customers. The…
Reuters, which originally broke the story late last year about Canadian Pacific’s targeting of Norfolk Southern for acquisition before CP officially announced it, has published excerpts of several letters to…
In its 2015 state of the railroad report, released to employees on Jan. 4, 2015, Kansas City Southern (KCS) said the company will see many of the same challenges in…
The 17th year of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train program “saw tremendous crowds, generous donations and big smiles as it etched its way across Canada and the northern U.S.,” according…
The critical takeaway from enactment in December of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act, S.808, is that, absent headline-capturing abuse of captive shippers by railroads, it is unlikely Congress will…
Citing a “tepid macroeconomic climate that is impacting all freight transport providers, including truckers,” Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl is lowering…
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