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CN hails 11 firms as sustainability leaders
Canadian National on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 recognized 11 of its intermodal customers "for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program."
Record intermodal powers U.S. freight gains
U.S. freight traffic categories continued to grain ground in the week ending September 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 18, boosted by record-breaking intermodal activity.
Class I employment grows during August
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-August 2014 rose 2.8% to 167, 988, from mid-August 2013, and also added 850 positions…
AAR: Senate STB bill would harm rail investment
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it is concerned "over the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777), scheduled to be marked up in the…
Seattle chides BNSF on tunnel safety
Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic.
UP says its cops are tops
Union Pacific’s Police and Security team recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), “joining a prominent group recognized for complying with the highest…
CN again named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
CN’s sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year that the railroad has been listed on the DJSI…
Eliasson: “CSX well-positioned for growth”
“As global freight demand increases and American highways remain overcrowded and underfunded, CSX is building on a proven track record of success for shareholders by capitalizing on growth opportunities across…
U.S., Canada rail freight loads add to gains
Total U.S. and Canadian freight rail traffic, along with Mexico intermodal volume, continued to gain ground during the week ending Sept. 6, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday,…
Rockefeller’s last stand; RSIA Déjà vu, Volume Two; PRIIA Redux
Congress is about to adjourn for its single-most-important function these days as mid-term elections loom: getting re-elected. That means it’s time to get down to some serious last-minute, constituent-coddling activities,…
One-person crew proposal rejected on BNSF
BNSF Railway conductors and ground-service workers represented by General Committee GO-001 of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air and Rail Transportation Workers (SMART, formerly the United Transportation Union) have…
Cowen & Co.: “Rail outlook remains positive”
The freight transportation outlook from Cowen & Co.’s 7th Annual Transportation Conference is positive, with railroads benefitting from growth in a broad range of markets, according to Managing Director and…
CN inaugurates Winnipeg training center
CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis,…
TCRC-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers ratify agreement with CP
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) has ratified a labor agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada. The agreement was ratified…
Roberts Bank Rail Corridor projects completed
The Sept. 4, 2014 opening of the $51 million Mufford Crescent overpass in Langley, B.C., marks the completion of all nine Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) infrastructure improvement projects in the…
Guerdon Sterling Sines, 1928-2014, railroad computer systems pioneer
Guerdon Sterling Sines, who retired in 1990 as the Union Pacific’s Vice President-Information & Communication Systems, died Aug. 27, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 85.
North Dakota seizes initiative in CBR degasification
The vital other shoe in crude by rail reform will drop not in Ottawa or Washington, but in Bismark, N.Dak., where, in the void created by federal inaction, officials are…
U.S. freight traffic ends good August strongly
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Aug. 30, 2014 registered increases in line with the entire month of August, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Sept. 4.
Eco-Energy, NS partner on ethanol
Eco-Energy, an integrated bio-fuel supply chain company focused on the marketing, trading, transportation, and distribution of bio-fuels globally, is developing a new Norfolk Southern-served ethanol unit train terminal in Augusta,…
BNSF, Tacoma Rail strike deal
Tacoma Rail, a short line serving its namesake port facility and city in Washington State, has signed a contract with BNSF to supply fueling and maintenance needs for the Class…
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