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Revenue declines in six traffic groups were a key contributing factor in Union Pacific’s second-quarter financials, for which the railroad reported diluted earnings per share of $1.17, a 15% decline…
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jul. 16, 2016:
First Transit announced on July 20th that it signed its first rail contract in North America to provide operations and maintenance services for the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train…
The second quarter of 2016 was not kind to Canadian Pacific, though in line with CP’s quarterly outlook, released in June.
E. Hunter Harrison came out of retirement in 2012 to lead Canadian Pacific out of the Class I basement, where it had languished for several years. The following year, his…
A terminal serving the crude oil industry is offering help for drought-stricken California.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) reported second quarter results on July 19. Revenues were $569 million, a decrease of 3% from second quarter 2015. Overall, carload volumes were unchanged compared to…
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order, establishing the Governor’s Council on Freight Rail, which will bring together state officials and railroads in a public-private working group to improve…
The Federal Railroad Administration, at a July 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency’s proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from freight rail management, the other…
BNSF Railway and Southwestern Railroad (SWRR) reached an agreement which calls for BNSF to take over service of the rail line between Clovis and Carlsbad, N.Mex. effective Jan. 17, 2017.
Can exports revive North America’s crude-by-rail and coal?
Shippers expect a 2.9% price increase from the railroads over the next 6-12 months, according Cowen and Company’s Second-Quarter 2016 Rail Shipper Survey (downloadable from the link below).
CSX on July 13th announced second quarter 2016 net earnings of $445 million, or $0.47 per share, down from $553 million, or $0.56 per share, in the same period of…
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) on July 12 opened nominations for its "Outstanding Member of the Year" award.
The panamax era has begun in Miami, and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) stands ready to handle intermodal containers from the Pacific Rim arriving on the gargantuan ships via the…
Canadian Pacific’s Crowsnest Subdivision is busy with grain trains as prairie elevators are cleared to accept the coming harvest. CP has been pairing trains through the subdivision by giving two…
News items: A convoy of self-driving trucks recently traversed Europe. Driverless trucks are undergoing public-road testing in California and Nevada. And Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx supports development of vehicles “that…
Transdev North America announced on June 30 that it has been awarded a $15.5 million contract by M1-Rail to operate and maintain Detroit's first modern tram line.
Rik Lor will manage the delivery of rail projects as a senior engineering manager in the transit & rail technical excellence center of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the global engineering…
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