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Railway Age welcomes Stuart Chirls as Senior Editor
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
Did STB capitulate to Trump and Lenin?
Expediency over principle describes a unanimous vote Jan. 27 by the three Surface Transportation Board (STB) members—Acting Chairman Ann Begeman, a Republican, and Democrats Dan Elliott and Deb Miller.
CSX names TRAC Intermodal key supplier
CSX recently named TRAC Intermodal, the U.S.’s largest intermodal chassis pool manager and equipment supplier of domestic and international transportation companies, as a key supplier in the category of Customer…
AAR: Traffic registers a good gain
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 21, 2017, noted that business picked up considerably.
NS finishes 2016 on a strong note
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 25 reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results reflecting better income and earnings and a record-low operating ratio, compared to 2015.
Shuster names T&I subcommittee chairs
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
AAR "ready to work with Trump"
The Association of American Railroads issued a statement on Donald J. Trump's inauguration day as President of the United States stating that the rail industry is prepared to work with…
BNSF plans $3.4B in 2017 capital spending
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.
AAR: Total weekly U.S. traffic up 2%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 18 reported for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,229 carloads and intermodal units, up 2%…
Cowen shipper survey: "Price increase expectations off the bottom"
Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail…
CSX: 4Q revenue up, 2016 revenue down
On Jan. 17, CSX Corporation announced fourth quarter 2016 net earnings of $458 million, or $0.49 per share, versus $466 million, or $0.48 per share, in the same period of…
Trackmobile LLC and Rail Safe partner for safety
Trackmobile and Rail Safe Training, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 a new safety partnership. Every new Trackmobile railcar mover sold will now come with complimentary rail safety training from Rail…
AAR replies to STB on proposed access regulation
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 13 responded to comments filed by a group of shippers to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for new mandated reciprocal switching ("forced…
Cowen and Company: "Notable earnings improvement in '17"
Optimism was the main thread that ran across the presentations we saw at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) meeting in Chicago Jan. 11-12. Most people felt better about…
AAR: total weekly U.S. rail traffic down 11.4%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Jan. 11 for the week ending January 7, 2017, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 441,417 carloads and intermodal units, down 11.4% compared…
PANYNJ drafts $32 billion 10-year capital plan
The Port Authority New York/New Jersey Board of Commissioners announced Jan. 6 that it issued a $32 billion draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan for public comment and review.
AAR 2017 outlook focuses on tax code and regulations
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) provided this 2017 outlook on Jan. 4:
AAR: 2016 down 8.2%; 2017 could improve
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting full-year 2016 traffic figures on Jan. 4, 2017, noted that there are signs of growth following two years of declines.
AAR: 2016 concludes on a positive note
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 4, 2017 reported total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 31, 2016 was 425,998 carloads and intermodal units, up…
LRIW nature tour networking event at the NRC Conference
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
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