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STB signs MOU with Canadian Transportation Agency
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced that on Dec. 8 Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III visited the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) in Ottawa, Canada and signed a Memorandum of Understanding…
MARS announces Winter Meeting 2017
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) announces its 248th regular meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort during January 10 - 12, 2017.
Gotthard Base Tunnel set to open
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 is the opening of one of the world’s engineering marvels: the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Swiss Alps, the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel.
CAGTC to Trump: 7 freight actions to begin term
The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) released on Dec. 8 its letter to President-elect Trump.
Road & Rail wins Mosaic Platinum Safety Award
Road & Rail Services, Inc., announced Dec. 8 that it was awarded the 2015 Mosaic Platinum Safety Award, recognizing its excellence in safety leadership and performance for its operations in…
AAR: "Glimmers of hope" as traffic rises
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 7 that total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending December 3, 2016 was 53,130 carloads and intermodal units, up 2%…
Owen appointed BIC Secretary General
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General. Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.
Shuster returns as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
U.S. House passes RESPONSE Act
The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation."
AAR: Weekly traffic registers a small gain
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 30 that for the week ending November 26, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 452,759 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.6%…
2017 Fast Trackers nominations
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
STB adopts final performance metrics rule
The Surface Transportation Board is adopting a final rule, U.S. Rail Service Issues—Performance Data Reporting, Docket EP 724 (Sub-No. 4), that will require all Class I’s, and the Chicago Transportation…
MSU railway program welcomes new Executive Director
Michigan State University announced November 30 that its Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) has updated its offerings with the appointment of a new Executive Director.
SMART TD to Trump: "Provide the safe working environment"
The President of the International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers' (SMART TD) Transportation Division released Nov. 27 this open letter addressed to President-elect Trump:
AAR: U.S. weekly rail traffic up 2.8%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 23 that for the week ending Nov. 19, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 547,804 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.8%…
AAR to Pence: "Freight railroads can serve as an example" for transition team
The Association American of Railroads (AAR) on Nov. 21 released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence and the transition team:
AAR "anxious" for Trump's STB shift
Regarding the Association of American Railroads Nov. 17 request that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board delay regulatory proposals until the U.S. Senate confirms a full slate of Board members appointed…
AAR: STB should pause until Trump's Board arrives
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said November 17 that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) should defer regulatory proposals, most notably forced access, until the U.S. Senate confirms a…
BNSF and KCS cross-border with intermodal
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced on Nov. 16 a new joint service to offer intermodal transportation connecting the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth markets and other…
AAR: Total weekly U.S. rail traffic nearly even
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 16 that for the week ending November 12, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 541,127 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.5%…
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