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Mongeau stepping down at CN
Citing health reasons, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau will step down on June 30, 2016. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Luc Jobin will succeed him.
UP Bakken crude oil train derails in Oregon
A Union Pacific train carrying 96 carloads of Bakken crude to a refinery in Tacoma, Wash., derailed in Mosier, Ore., on June 3.
CN launches website for safety input along key routes
CN launched a website on June 3, 2016 to encourage communities to submit input for corridor risk assessments along rail routes carrying significant amounts of dangerous goods.
Carload traffic down 10.3% for May
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced its monthly rail freight traffic report for May, and the week ending May 28, 2016. The figures, as expected, haven’t improved.
UP: Idaho rail infrastructure investment of $35.8 million
Union Pacific's rail network in Idaho will receive $35.8 million in 2016 capital funds.
MARS: Volume vs. velocity
“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held July 11–12, 2016 at the…
Jason Seidl: Takeaways from the NARS 2016 Annual Meeting
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the National Association of Rail Shippers (NARS) 2016 Annual Meeting, and offers the following report:
CSX m/w, guided by COMPASS™
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
Rail freight traffic: Same stuff, different week
North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016.
Lance Fritz to keynote RSI/CMA 2016
Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz will be the keynote speaker at the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 in Omaha,…
CSX names senior operations leaders
CSX on May 23, 2016 announced several changes to key operational positions. All of the changes are effective June 1.
UP drives off with Toyota award
Toyota Logistics Services has recognized Union Pacific with its 2015 Logistics Excellence Award in Customer Service. UP has earned the Toyota award eight consecutive years in recognition of outstanding logistics…
CSX announces senior leadership team changes
CSX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward announced a number of senior management changes on May 20, 2016, including the retirement July 1 of Lisa Mancini, Executive Vice…
City of Montreal and CN focus on safety
Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, joined Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN, in announcing the areas of safety that the City of Montreal…
FASTLANE grant applications approach $10 billion
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 20, 2016 that it has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and…
Minnesota National Guard on the move, by rail
More than 1,300 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard are being loaded onto railcars for movement from Camp Ripley through the weekend of May 21, 2016.
U.S. weekly rail traffic down 9.2%
For the week ending May 14, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 498,379 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.2% compared with the same week last year, according to the…
Infrastructure week unveiled
150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.”
STB railroad carload and tonnage data, by state
Now available from the Surface Transportation Board Office of Economics is a report providing annual carload and corresponding tonnage data for freight railroad transportation either originating, terminating, or traversing each…
Ben Vient joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
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