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Services were held for James D. Martin, 74, president of public relations and advertising agency JDM & Associates Marketing LLC, who died November 27 in Wilmette, Ill.
WSP USA has appointed David Bass vice president and director of transportation client services for its Carolinas business.
The Surface Transportation Board has requested that CSX provide a detailed update on the ongoing implementation of its new operating plan and the restoration of reliable rail service to its…
TranSystems has promoted Matthew Santeford, of the firm’s Schaumburg, Ill., office to assistant vice president and senior professional partner.
E. Hunter Harrison is gone. Railway Age’s twice-honored Railroader of the Year (2002 and 2015) died on Saturday, Dec. 16, in Wellington, Fla., from what CSX, the railroad that ultimately…
RidgePort Logistics Center, one of the largest rail-served logistics projects in the Chicago area, continues to sign up tenants.
Members of the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers have ratified their tentative contract agreement with the nation’s major freight railroads.
CSX Corp. said that Chief Executive Officer and President E. Hunter Harrison is on medical leave due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation handed out nearly $6 million in grants for 12 projects aimed at short line freight service and grade crossing safety.
Weekly U.S. rail traffic was 560,756 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 9, up 4% percent compared with the same week a year ago, according to the…
Amtrak announced a number of appointments – all vice presidents – as part of its recent reorganization under new President and Co-CEO Richard Anderson. The changes come one month after…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has promoted Vice President Communications Kristin Smith to Senior Vice President Communications, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Smith will replace Patricia M. Reilly, who is…
Norfolk Southern has inaugurated train service on the new Portageville Bridge crossing the 235-foot-deep river gorge in New York’s Letchworth State Park.
Railcar builder Trinity Industries announced it would sell its infrastructure-related business to shareholders as part of a strategy for future growth, and spend $500 million to buy back shares.
The National Transportation Safety Board, in its investgation into the April 3, 2016 fatal train accident involving Amtrak train 89 and maintenance-of-way equipment at Chester, Pa., made some damning determinations.…
A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency.
I read with interest Railway Age’s most recent reporting of the failure of Amtrak’s safety culture. From a retired employee’s perspective, let’s admit that the “S” in safety is a…
It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL)…
Major U.S. freight railroads have reached a tentative contract agreement with the second of three coalitions representing unionized employees.
Ontario and Metrolinx are proceeding with planned improvements for the Lakeshore West GO Transit corridor with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
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