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Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers…
For the week ending Oct. 24, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 553,144 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.6% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American…
Net income of $452 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, compared with $559 million, or $1.79 per diluted share in third-quarter 2014, combined with an operating revenue that declined by…
Net income of C$1.01 billion, compared with net income of C$853 million in second-quarter 2014, combined with an operating income increase of 16% and a record-low quarterly operating ratio of…
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Oct. 22, 2015 unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763). Among the STRR Act’s numerous provisions…
Buffeted by decreases in operating income and revenue and business volumes compared to the prior-year quarter, Union Pacific still managed to post an all-time quarterly record operating ratio of 60.3%…
For the week ending Oct. 17, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,696 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.6% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of…
Norfolk Southern on Oct. 20, 2015 said, effective Dec. 1, 2015, it will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, and that passenger trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway…
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has passed H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, commonly referred to as the “Highway Bill.” Buried deep within the…
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Canada’s three major railways should benefit from the Oct. 19, 2015 sea-to-sea election sweep by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau’s party even managed to get four members of…
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) on Oct. 20, 2015 posted its highest-ever revenue for the third quarter, with a 16% growth in adjusted earnings per share to $2.69 and the lowest…
An operating ratio of 65.2% combined with diluted earnings per share of $1.20 resulted in a slightly improved third-quarter 2015 for Kansas City Southern (KCS), the railroad reported on Oct.…
Railway Age’s 22nd Annual Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference is coming up soon, on Oct. 28 and 29, in Washington D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A 20% discount…
For the week ending Oct. 10, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 556,233 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.8% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of…
BNSF and Union Pacific have each moved two of the longest and heaviest unit frac sand trains ever seen in North America. BNSF and short line Southwestern Railroad recently delivered…
With quarterly operating income of $933 million, an operating ratio of 68.3%, and net earnings of $507 million, CSX posted record financial results for the third quarter of 2015.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) has published its annual Sustainability Report covering the company’s activities in 2014, the company reported Oct. 13, 2015. The report is now available on the railroad’s…
Union Pacific has taken a fresh, positive approach to educating the general public about railroad grade crossing safety. Rather than focus on the consequences of driving or walking around lowered…
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for September 2015 and the first nine months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) noted that modest gains…
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