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Regional and short line operator Genesee & Wyoming saw higher revenue in the third quarter, but said weaker than expected earnings fell by 18% on lower agricultural shipments out of…
A pilot program to advance the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones) will partner the U.S. Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions in developing rules that will allow…
Union Pacific Corp. had third quarter net income of $1.2 billion, or a $1.50 per share, up from $1.1 billion, or $1.36, in the year-ago quarter, on improved pricing despite…
WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) has named Brian Kim a supervising engineer in its Minneapolis office. Kim will serve as a project manager on highway and transit projects…
Norfolk Southern Corp. reported third-quarter net income of $506 million, up 10% on-year, as income from railway operations increased 11% to $911 million and the operating ratio fell to a…
Canadian National reaffirmed full-year financial estimates on third-quarter revenue that was 7% higher and earnings that were essentially unchanged.
BNSF Railway selected Farmrail as its 2017 Shortline of the Year at its annual Shortline Conference. The holding company for Class 3 carriers Grainbelt Corp. and Farmrail Corp. was recognized…
A new transportation proposal introduced by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry calls for long-term investment to improve the city's transportation system and includes 26 miles of light rail.
Ground has been broken on Phase III (construction phase) of the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) Program’s 34th initiative, Project B1, “Canadian Pacific Crossover Upgrades.” Metra and Canadian…
Canadian Pacific Railway reported third-quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.90, up 6%, on revenue that was 3% higher at $1.6 billion.
L&W Industries, based in Springfield, Mo., has developed a patent-pending Heavy Duty Conversion Bracket that improves safety and reduces the maintenance costs of railway crossings.
CSX Corp. on Oct. 17 reported third-quarter 2017 net earnings of $459 million, or 51 cents per share, up from $455 million, or 48 cents per share, in the same…
Replacement of  Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span structure linking New Jersey and New York City on the Northeast Corridor, is under way. A recent groundbreaking ceremony marked the…
The Port of Savannah moved more than one million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, as traffic increased by 5.8%…
As wildfires burn in its service region, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will continue to provide free train service for passengers through Sunday, Oct.15 to assist evacuees and others who…
Caltrans released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network, for new and better rail transportation, and multimodal and community…
Siemens has made a “significant strategic equity investment” in Wi-Tronix, a supplier of remote monitoring, video analytics, and predictive diagnostic systems for rail rolling stock and infrastructure and other industrial…
Railhead Corp. announced that it has signed a three-year contract with RailMarketplace, an e-commerce exchange created by BNSF Railway, CN, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific…
Norfolk Southern issued the following service advisory on Oct. 6 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate strengthening into a full-fledged hurricane and making landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast:
A tentative national agreement on wages, benefits and work rules has been reached between major railroads and seven of their 13 labor unions. Almost two-dozen unionized regionals and short lines…
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