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Railinc, LGS Innovations complete cybersecurity risk assessment
LGS Innovations recently announced it has successfully completed a comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment contract with Railinc Corp., the railroad industry's “most innovative and reliable resource for IT and information services.”…
GFRR deploys Railinc's Interline Settlement System
The Georgia & Florida Railway, LLC (GFRR), an affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., “continues to make shipping by rail easy” with the implementation of Railinc’s Interline Settlement System (ISS) in partnership…
KCS elects Garza to Board of Directors
Kansas City Southern announced Feb. 29, 2016 that effective Feb. 26, David F. Garza, age 54, has joined its Board of Directors.
CSX named one of World’s Most Admired Companies
For the sixth consecutive year, CSX Corporation has been named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, the company announced Feb. 24, 2016.
Don’t judge a bridge by its color
The Federal Railroad Administration on Feb. 26, 2016 launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for railroad bridges in their communities.…
Alberta to Alaska bitumen railway feasible: Study
A study released by the University of Calgary Van Horne Institute suggests that it is feasible to build a railway to transport bitumen between Alberta and Alaska.
KCS Shreveport Terminal set for investment
Kansas City Southern subsidiary Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) will invest approximately $5.6 million in 2016 in construction and improvement projects on its Shreveport Terminal Subdivision.
For intermodal, another double-digit gain
Intermodal continues to carry the day for the North American freight railroad industry, registering a gain of nearly 20% for the week ending Feb. 20, 2016, the third consecutive week…
OnTrackNorthAmerica, Impact Infrastructure, Inc. form strategic partnership
Nonprofit transportation consultancy OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) has entered a strategic partnership agreement with Impact Infrastructure, Inc. “to bring triple bottom line (financial, environmental, and social) cost-benefit analysis and software to transportation…
CBR: What's happening in the Rockies?
According to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) monthly Drilling Productivity Report, crude production from the Niobrara shale region in Colorado and Wyoming, which peaked at 491 Mb/d (million barrels…
BNSF drives $1.2 billion in customer investments
Customers served by BNSF Railway invested $1.2 billion in new or expanded facilities in 103 communities and created more than 1,500 jobs across the BNSF rail network in 2015, marking…
AAR steps up Freight Rail Works campaign
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Feb. 22, 2016 debuted the newest version of its Freight Rail Works campaign, “which explores how freight rail’s ongoing private investments in building,…
Lonegro: CSX prepared for challenging year
CSX Chief Financial Officer Frank Lonegro on Feb. 17, 2016 highlighted the company’s track record of success during the energy market transition and updated expectations for company performance at the…
Intermodal up for second consecutive week
For the week ending Feb. 13, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal for the second week in a row, the Association of American Railroads…
Drew Lewis, 1931 – 2016
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Andrew Lindsay “Drew” Lewis, Jr. died Feb. 10 in Prescott, Ariz. He was 84.
CP will seek STB declaratory order
Canadian Pacific on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 announced it will seek a declaratory order from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) “confirming the viability of the voting trust structure that…
Guest Editorial: It’s time for Carload Version 2.0
As the rail industry suffers through the 2015-2016 winter of its discontent, it is becoming clearer with each passing week that as an industry we are entering uncharted territory. Former…
The year ahead in Washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds.
Canadian Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 launched a new website, CPconsolidation.com, purporting the benefits of its proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern. The website launch came two days after CP…
Intermodal up, carloads down in latest week
For the week ending Feb. 6, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal, and a corresponding drop in carloads, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)…
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