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AAR: total weekly traffic up 27% (*)
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 28 that for the week ending December 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 496,633 carloads and intermodal units, up 27%…
2017 Freight Rail Outlook
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
AAR: Weekly U.S. traffic relatively flat
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 21 that for the week ending Dec. 17, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 523,949 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.3%…
NEARS ready for 2017
The North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set its slate officers for 2017, appointed a new Executive Director, and announced meeting dates.
Wabtec acquires Workhorse Rail
Wabtec Corporation announced Dec. 20 that it has acquired Workhorse Rail LLC, a supplier of engineered freight car components, mainly for the aftermarket.
Road & Rail Services wins TDSI Terminal Excellence Award
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was recently awarded the Terminal Excellence Award for the month of September 2016 by CSX’s subsidiary, TDSI.
STB finalizes rule for Board-initiated investigations
The Surface Transportation Board announced Dec. 14 that it has adopted a final rule to establish procedures for Board-initiated investigations concerning railroad issues of national or regional significance pursuant to…
AAR: total weekly U.S. rail traffic down 1.1%
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Dec. 14 that for the week ending December 10, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 538,932 carloads and intermodal units, down…
STB seeks nominations for RSTAC
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is seeking nominations for candidates to fill a small shipper representative vacancy, and a Class I railroad representative vacancy, on the Board’s Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory…
Final nomination day: 2017 Fast Trackers
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…
AAR welcomes Begeman's reappointment
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued this statement on the confirmation of Ann Begeman to another term as Surface Transportation Board (STB)…
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."
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