Management

The bistate, trans-Hudson PATH rail system rolled to a record ridership 76.6 million trips in 2011, an achievement that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey notes followed…
U.S. Class I railroads employed 159,717 workers in mid-December 2011, up 3.44% from a year earlier, though off 0.25% from November due to a seasonal drop in track maintenance employees.
The FRA and the AAR’s Safety Appliance Task Force have joined forces to improve these safety-critical pieces of hardware. The FRA recently amended regulations related to safety appliance arrangements on…
Members of three more unions have ratified new contracts with U.S. freight railroads, it was announced Tuesday.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has upgraded its existing yard system at BNSF Corwith’s mechanical facility in Chicago.
When you talk with Kansas City Southern President and CEO David L. Starling about how KCS, the smallest Class I in mileage, has extended its reach and developed new frontiers,…
Norfolk Southern said it has loaded the largest volume cargo in the history of its Pier 6 coal transloading facility at Lamberts Point in Norfolk, Va. Early on Jan. 12,…
The classification yard is arguably the most complex operation on a railroad. Despite the growth in unit trains, breaking up and reconfiguring trains—blocking and tackling—remains one of the basics of…
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has begun pondering its next contract for operations of its regional (“commuter”) services in the Bay State and neighboring Rhode Island, estimated to be worth $300…
Strong earnings spur railroads to build capacity and productivity. If one word could define the thrust of railroad capital spending on improvements, it would be "growth"—growth in capacity, growth in…
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