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House T&I Committee convenes panel to study freight transport
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has convened a new panel—the “Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation”—which is “tasked with examining the current state of freight transportation in the…
UP begins intermodal service at Texas port
Union Pacific introduced its "Texas Shuttle" dedicated intermodal rail service between the Port of Houston Authority's Barbours Cut Container Terminal and UP's Dallas Intermodal Terminal facility, located 12 miles from…
U.S. freight traffic gains as April begins
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending April 6, 2013 gained ground, up 3.7%, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S.…
Obama backs rail in FY14 transport budget
Continuing to back up his political position established in his first term, President Obama Wednesday included considerable funding for rail and rail transit projects in his proposed fiscal year 2014…
AAR: Railroads eye future Panama Canal traffic
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger on Wednesday told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that freight railroads are positioning themselves to meet…
Rail/intermodal summer youth program set
Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Superior have announced the 4th annual Rail and Intermodal Transportation Summer Youth Program, set for July 7-13, 2013. The full scholarship, weeklong exploration…
U.S. freight traffic slips as March ends
U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume declined during the week ending March 30, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, as the overall month ended in mixed…
New streak? U.S. carload freight up again
U.S. freight carload traffic logged a second straight week of gains, albeit modest ones, measured against the comparable period in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.
TTX’s Adcock to address The New Intermodal Age
TTX Co. AVP-Marketing Frank Adcock will outline the challenges of "Managing the national equipment pool" at The New Intermodal Age Conference and Expo, to be held next week, April 2-3,…
U.S. freight traffic rises as winter ends
U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground during the week ending March 16, 2013, up 0.5% measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.
For U.S. freight traffic, bifurcated mix resumes
The split results resumed for U.S. freight traffic during the week ending March 9, 2013, according to results released Thursday by the Association of American Railroads.
Panama Canal Railway applies North American railroad lessons
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
Late-month rally: U.S. freight traffic up
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume rose in the week ending March 2, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, a departure of the split results…
FEC CEO Hertwig to address The New Intermodal Age
Florida East Coast Railway President and CEO James R. Hertwig is the luncheon speaker Tuesday, April 2, for The New Intermodal Age Conference and Expo, to be held April 2-3,…
Cold Train to open Chicago office
Cold Train said Monday it is opening a new office in downtown Chicago in 2013 to aid "hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast…
Same mix for U.S. freight traffic, AAR reports
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Feb. 23, 2013 remained mixed, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. freight carload traffic slipped 1.2% measured against the comparable week…
As crude soars, U.S. freight traffic stays mixed
Carloads of crude oil on U.S. Class I railroads set a record in 2012, up 256% from crude carloads in 2011, modestly helping to offset declines in other freight carload…
RailRunner COO courts European market
Lexington, Mass.-based RailRunner, N.A., Inc. said Tuesday Wolfgang Graff, vice president and chief operating and technology officer, will return to Germany next month to oversee European responsibilities for the company.
Bifurcated trend persists for U.S. freight traffic
The Association of American Railroads said Thursday it “has modified the weekly rail traffic chart,” grouping its previous list of 20 commodities to 10 in its weekly charting of U.S.…
February freeze: U.S. freight traffic remains mixed
U.S. freight traffic volumes wrapped up 2013's first month, and entered its second, on par with a path carved out for more than a year: mixed. U.S. intermodal traffic volume rose…
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