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NS facilitates $5.7 billion in 2014 industrial investment
Norfolk Southern assisted 94 industries in locating or expanding their businesses along its rail lines in 2014. The 72 new and 22 expanded industries “represent an investment of $5.7 billion…
CP Holiday Train generates $1.1 million and 300,000 pounds of food
Canadian Pacific’s 2014 Holiday Train program saw more than C$1.1 million raised and 300,000 pounds of food donated to North American food banks and food shelves.
CSX launches industrial development website
CSX has launched a new online portal to help its customers more easily access the resources they need to locate or expand facilities on CSX’s rail network: www.csxindustrialdevelopment.com.
CSX cites robust economic development efforts
In 2014, CSX and its customers collaborated on 107 projects to build or expand facilities on CSX’s network and short line partners.
Hello? It's Dan Elliott for President Obama
News item: Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Dan Elliott was forced to bid adieu Dec. 31, 2014, after the Senate failed to confirm his renomination. President Obama still could make…
CANADIAN PACIFIC’S HUNTER HARRISON NAMED RAILROADER OF THE YEAR BY RAILWAY AGE
December 22, 2014: E. Hunter Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific (CP), has been named 2015 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age.
CSX re-opens Chicago Locomotive Shop
CSX on Dec. 18, 2014 celebrated the re-opening of the Chicago Locomotive Shop at Barr Yard in Riverdale, Ill. The historic facility, which had been shut down in 1992, reopened…
Gooden, Mongeau, Elliott headline MARS Winter Meeting
Safety, service, and schedule, “some of the most challenging issues currently facing businesses that ship goods via railroad,” will be the focus at the Jan. 14-15, 2015 Winter Meeting of…
CSX opens Montreal intermodal terminal
CSX has opened its new Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, Quebec, expanding the railroad’s intermodal network capacity and offering Canadian customers domestic and international service that connects with…
CP recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project
Canadian Pacific Railway has been recognized as a leader for the depth and quality of climate change data it has disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through CDP (Carbon…
2015 OUTLOOK: Can we handle it?
Another year of record capital investment will be needed to build more capacity to keep up with growing demand.
Old threats from a new Congress
In a twist to 18th century satirist Jonathan Swift’s “Modest Proposal,” National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) President Bruce Carlton suggests shippers consume (as in “eat”) their railroads.
Revisiting a national railroad trust fund
President Barack Obama’s Fiscal 2014 budget for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) provides for a comprehensive multi-year reauthorization of expired portions of the Railroad Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) and Passenger…
Signals lit for Lamphier and company
On a recent drive past BNSF’s Hauser Yard, just a few miles north of my home in Post Falls, Idaho, I noticed the routine glow of signals standing alongside main…
CP cites improvements in grain train performance
Speaking at the Dec. 8, 2014 “Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agricultural Products: Issues and Challenges” conference in Fargo, N.D., hosted by North Dakota State University’s Center for Agriculture Policy…
Greenbrier first fiscal quarter orders top 14,000 cars
The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. recently received orders for another 2,700 freight cars, bringing the total number of cars ordered in the company’s first fiscal quarter (September-November 2014) to 14,100 units…
Fuel surcharge antitrust litigation takes an interesting twist
In the ongoing, seven-years-and-counting legal battle involving railroads and certain customers who have filed a class-action suit claiming that the railroads engaged in collusion to impose fuel surcharges, the United…
Learner joins Amtrak Chicago panel
Howard Learner, an attorney who serves as president of the Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center, has joined Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Initiative, a blue ribbon panel of rail and transportation…
Canada: Grasping government tightens grip on grain
Canada’s Conservative government extended its takeover of railway grain movements Nov. 29, ordering CN and Canadian Pacific to shift specified quantities of grain each week throughout the winter, or be…
CSX ranks high as military-friendly employer
CSX has been recognized as the sixth-most military-friendly employer on G.I. Jobs’ 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers ranking, and the second-most military-friendly employer in the transportation industry. This is…
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