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Transdev wins Detroit tram contract
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.
Lor joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as rail projects manager
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…
CN appoints Mike Cory as chief operating officer and Ghislain Houle as chief financial officer
Luc Jobin, incoming president and chief executive officer of CN announced on June 27th the appointments of Mike Cory as executive vice-president and chief operating officer, and Ghislain Houle as…
Mosseri joins Parsons as VP and New York region Business Development Manager
Parsons announced that Gill Mosseri recently joined the corporation as Vice President and New York Region Business Development Manager for its Infrastructure business unit (BU).
UIC's Loubinoux awarded BIC's global rail freight honor
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced on June 23 that Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, General Director, International Union of Railways, (UIC) has won the 2016 BIC Award.
FRA faults bolts, brakes and UP in June 3 crude oil derailment
The Federal Railroad Administration on June 23, 2106 released its preliminary findings on the June 3 Oregon crude oil derailment and found at fault: bolts, brakes and Union Pacific.
Time again to reason together
At a time when polemics is delivering knockout blows to civil discourse and collaboration, a 78-year-old former amateur boxer—still punching above his weight—has advice on peaceful dispute resolution that lawmakers,…
Grain gain helps offset coal and crude crash
In reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 18, 2016, the Association of American Railroads noted a large increase in grain shipments that partially offset substantial losses in…
Canadian Pacific: “A chill from up North”
Canadian Pacific on June 21, 2016 provided an earnings outlook for the year’s second-quarter “due to lower-than-anticipated volumes in bulk commodities, such as grain and potash, the unexpected and devastating…
Jason Seidl: A look ahead to the second quarter
As the industry continues to weather the current economic storm, Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl offers the following analysis:
STB initiates proceeding to expedite rate cases
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on June 15, 2016 outlining measures to expedite its handling of rate cases.
CSX tops for IT employment
For the fourth consecutive year, CSX was named one of IDG Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT, ranking number 41 among large organizations.
Savoy of CN named 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) named Marie-Chantal Savoy, director of marketing innovation at CN, the 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year.
Mongeau stepping down at CN
Citing health reasons, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau will step down on June 30, 2016. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Luc Jobin will succeed him.
Carload traffic down 10.3% for May
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced its monthly rail freight traffic report for May, and the week ending May 28, 2016. The figures, as expected, haven’t improved.
MARS: Volume vs. velocity
“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held July 11–12, 2016 at the…
Jason Seidl: Takeaways from the NARS 2016 Annual Meeting
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the National Association of Rail Shippers (NARS) 2016 Annual Meeting, and offers the following report:
League of Railway Industry Women appoints three to Board of Directors
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has appointed three members to Board of Director roles.
CSX m/w, guided by COMPASS™
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
Rail freight traffic: Same stuff, different week
North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016.
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