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BNSF outlines $6 billion capex plan
BNSF on Jan. 15, 2015 announced details about the major capital projects it plans to complete in 2015 to maintain and grow its rail network.
Norfolk Southern’s Don Seale to retire
Donald W. Seale, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., has announced his plan to retire effective March 1, 2015.
MARS Winter Meeting highlights growth, service improvements
Based on the generally positive atmosphere at the 2015 Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Winter Meeting in Oak Brook, Ill., railroad/customer relationships are improving as capacity and service quality…
Growth expectations lower but still robust, rail shipper survey says
Cowen and Company’s Fourth Quarter 2014 Rail Shipper Survey “suggests that the potential negative impacts on rail pricing power from the deceleration in crude shipment growth and suboptimal service have…
Sarah Feinberg picked to head FRA
Sarah Feinberg, chief of staff for Secretary of Transportation Andrew Foxx, has been chosen to become Acting Federal Railroad Administrator, according to a Reuters report of an email sent by…
Rail bottleneck relief sought for Connell, Wash.
Washington State legislators and city administrators hope to obtain federal funding to reconfigure and improve a 100-year-old railroad interchange at Connell, Wash., to relieve a bottleneck in the movement of…
Video highlights: Railroader of the Year Hunter Harrison
Canadian Pacific Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison, Railway Age’s 2015 Railroader of the Year, speaks candidly with Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono in a wide-ranging interview conducted for the magazine’s January…
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…
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