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AAR: "Concern over railroads being held responsible for contractor drug and alcohol testing programs"
Ed Greenberg, spokesperson for the Association of American Railroads, provided this statement following the Federal Railroad Administration's Nov. 10 decision to reject a petition by several industry groups to delay…
Shuster: "Unique opportunity" for infrastructure
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s election:
On The Record With Matt Rose at Energy By Rail
BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose talks about the future of coal transportation, crude oil by rail, infrastructure investment, the regulatory environment and other topics of importance to the industry…
CP seeks changes to maximum work hours
Canadian Pacific has provided notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) that it will be seeking changes by Transport Canada that would reduce by a third the maximum permissible…
CSX looks beyond 4Q
CSX Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn updated investors and analysts on Nov. 9 at Baird’s 2016 Industrial Conference in Chicago regarding the company’s expectations for…
AAR: U.S. weekly rail traffic increases for first time in months
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on November 9 that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 5, 2016 was 543,377 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.7% compared…
AAR post-election: "now shift...focus to policymaking"
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued on November 9 the following statement in light of the 2016 federal election results:
CSX promotes Rutherford
CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Fredrik Eliasson announced November 8 the promotion of Michael Rutherford to Vice President-Industrial Products, effective immediately.
CP launches website defensive to TSB fatigue findings
Canadian Pacific on November 8 launched a website in response to Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Chairwoman Kathy Fox’s Oct. 31 public pronouncement that 6% of human-caused rail incidents may…
CP's best-ever month for grain to Vancouver
Canadian Pacific announced on Nov. 7 that, despite a weather-delayed harvest, October “was its best-ever month for Western Canadian grain movement to Vancouver and stands ready to work with its…
STB’s tempest in transparency
Pity economic regulators. The more they seek the middle-of-the-road, the greater risk both sides assail them. Economist Sidney L. Miller wrote, “It seems clear that our railways are regulated well,…
KCS announces Holiday Express results
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced that its 16th annual Holiday Express will distribute a total of $153,290 in gift cards to The Salvation Army at stops along the Holiday Express…
NS’s McDaniel receives environmental excellence award
The Association of American Railroads on Nov. 2 awarded the 2016 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, described as “the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry,” to Russ McDaniel,…
AAR: Grain robust, autos OK. Coal and crude? Still a bust
In the Association of American Railroads weekly traffic report, Senior Vice President of Policy and Economics John T. Gray noted that railroads “continue to face a difficult macroeconomic environment that’s…
CP to TSB: Your statements are misguided
Canadian Pacific is calling Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Chairwoman Kathy Fox’s Oct. 31 public pronouncement that 6% of human-caused rail incidents may have involved fatigue “misguided comments” that “do…
Disruptive thinking about railway capital requirements
It has been a bit more than a decade and a half since the rail industry, assisted by well-qualified consultants, alerted the public and industry watchers that economic growth would…
KCS improving New Orleans Sub
Kansas City Southern Railway is investing approximately $14.3 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its New Orleans Subdivision between Port Allen and Simmesport, La., and also at…
UPS to STB: Forced access forces us off the rails
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board would be doing itself a favor if chooses not to mess with UPS and heed the gargantuan railroad customer’s call to deep-six forced access, otherwise…
CN joins Climate A List
CN announced Oct. 28 that it has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.
The state of Intermodal
Coal is no longer king and will not return to the position it once held as the industry’s largest revenue stream. Crude oil might bounce back, a little. Motor vehicles…
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