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Summer don’t slump: Weekly AAR rail traffic report
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jun. 25, 2016, with fewer declines than previous weeks as we head into summer.
Head-on crash on BNSF Transcon
Two BNSF intermodal trains collided head-on early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, on the railroad’s busy Chicago-Los Angeles Transcon near Panhandle, Tex., about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. Three crew…
UIC's Loubinoux awarded BIC's global rail freight honor
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced on June 23 that Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director, International Union of Railways, (UIC) has won the 2016 BIC Award.
Grain gain helps offset coal and crude crash
In reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 18, 2016, the Association of American Railroads noted a large increase in grain shipments that partially offset substantial losses in…
MSLLC plans for main line through La. and Ms.
Kansas City Southern announced June 22 that the Meridian Speedway©, LLC (MSLLC), is investing approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions.
Crosbie returns to Parsons
William “Bill” Crosbie has rejoined Parsons Corp. as Senior Vice President and Business Development Director for its Transport Division, which provides full-service engineering and management services in rail transit, ports…
HNTB names U.S. business development director
HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across…
Mass DOT invites public for State Rail Plan presentation
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is undertaking an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan to document the current state of the rail system, identify planned improvements and outline…
Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 17.3% for week ending June 4
For the week ending June 4, 2016, AAR reports total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 455,346 carloads and intermodal units, down 17.3% compared with the same week last year.
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.
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:
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.
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…
ASLRRA honors four short lines for marketing achievements
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association recognized four short lines on May 18, 2016 "for their efforts in designing and enacting innovative and successful marketing initiatives in 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.”
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.
$36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission on May 13, 2016 approved $36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties.
Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 10.6%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2016: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 492,923 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6%…
TTX gives platinum to Strato
For the 20th consecutive year, TTX awarded Strato with its 2015 SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) Award.
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