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According to figures reported by the Association of American Railroads for the week ending April 11, 2015, freight rail traffic remained relatively flat.
Toyota, whose advertising slogan is “Let’s Go Places,” is able to depend upon the railroads for the places its motor vehicles need to go. In recognition, Toyota Logistics Services has…
CSX posted first-quarter 2015 net earnings of $442 million, an 11% increase from $398 million in the same period last year, and generated earnings per share of $0.45, a 13%…
The most recent safety statistics released by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in April show that 2014 was the safest year on record for train operations in the United States,…
While stating that it “does not forecast earnings, and this announcement is not intended to change that policy,” Norfolk Southern said, in a press release issued immediately after the New…
The results of a rail shipper survey conducted by Cowen & Company in 2015’s first quarter indicate a “mild negative for the rail sector,” according to Managing Director and Railway…
Dispatching, says Norfolk Southern Manager-Dispatch Planning Systems Charlie Turnipseed, “is like a game of chess.” Like chess players, train dispatchers are constantly thinking ahead, planning movements, moving “pieces”—trains—across the “board”—the…
Gains in intermodal helped offset a downturn in carload traffic during the month of March 2015, the week ended March 28 and the year’s first quarter, the Association of American…
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and American Petroleum Institute (API) have collaborated on a new crude-by-rail (CBR) introductory safety course for first responders. This course is available free of…
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