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New NYC DOT chief: Polly Trottenberg
Polly Trottenberg, familiar to the rail industry in her role as Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will serve as the Transportation Commissioner for New York…
Crude oil loaders fail in hazmat classification
In their quest for a smoking gun, lawyers developing a class action suit on behalf of the victims of the July 6 calamity at Lac-Mégantic say they have found disturbing…
RSI accepting 2014-2015 scholarship applications
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is now accepting 2014-2015 school year applications for the RSI Scholarship Program, which provides a minimum of five $5,000 scholarships each year. Since 1989, RSI…
Canada cracking down on CBR shippers
Canada’s government has ordered Transport Canada to crack down hard on crude oil shippers who they say continue to evade a directive that they test the contents of tank cars…
Railinc upgrades CHRNSS application
Railinc has upgraded its Car Hire Rate Negotiation Self-Service (CHRNSS) application, “enhancing the ability of railroads, car owners, and third-party leasing companies to query, view, and manage data essential to…
BNSF: Ice rises; Rose blooms
The announcement of a leadership transition at BNSF Railway was not unexpected: Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Carl Ice, President since 2010, will add the title of Chief Executive Officer. Matt…
Midwest Association of Rail Shippers sets Winter Meeting agenda
“Rail Shipping—Powering America’s Economy” will be the theme of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) 2014 Winter Meeting, to be held January 15-16 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort-Chicago…
AAR sets Associate Advisory Board seats
The Association of American Railroads has established its Associate Advisory Board (AAB) seats for calendar years 2014-2015. The AAR received more than 70 nominations for 32 seats on AAR committees.
CN adds frac sand producer in Wisconsin
CN will start serving a new state-of-the art frac sand producer on its Wisconsin rail network beginning this month. Such industrial sands are used by the oil and gas industry…
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman named Railroader of the Year
December 9, 2013: Joseph H. Boardman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak, has been named 2014 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age.
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