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House freight panel to host roundtable with DOT, Army Corps of Engineers
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, chaired by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), will hold a roundtable meeting on May 15 to examine…
UP, GATX host ethanol safety conference
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Squires advances to NS presidency; five other executive changes under way
On May 10, one day after Norfolk Southern’s annual shareholders meeting in Williamsburg, Va., Chairman, CEO, and President Wick Moorman announced the appointment of James A. Squires as President of…
Sais named EVP Engineering at SYSTRA
SYSTRA has promoted Joseph Sais, P.E., to Executive Vice President, Engineering. In this capacity, Sais will oversee the firm’s U.S.-based Infrastructure, Traction Power, Systems, and Construction Management and Program Management…
NS’s Moorman to shareholders: The best is yet to come
Norfolk Southern Corp. “has made great strides over its 30-year history, posting its best-ever performance over the past two years—and the best is still to come,” CEO Wick Moorman told…
AAR: Petroleum gains pace weekly, year-to-date volume increases
The Association of American Railroads has reported an increase in traffic for the week ending May 4, 2013, with total U.S. weekly carloads of 283,916 up 2.8%, compared with the…
Designed To Move a Nation
The Association of American Railroads has launched “Designed To Move a Nation,” a new public information campaign that’s part of its “Freight Rail Works” initiative.
NS Roanoke building earns ENERGY STAR certification
Norfolk Southern’s office building at 110 Franklin Road SE in Roanoke has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the…
Nissan recognizes UP for logistics excellence
Union Pacific has earned Nissan Motor Company’s 2012 Logistics Carrier Conference Logistics Success Story Award, which identifies carriers and providers “that went above and beyond normal expectations in the past…
Will Matt Rose succeed Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway?
The evidence is mounting that BNSF chief executive Matt Rose is Warren Buffett’s choice to succeed him at Berkshire Hathaway.
Canadian Pacific increases 2013 capital investment program
In December 2012, Canadian Pacific announced a 2013 capital spending plan of up to $1.1 billion. On May 7, CP said that it will move forward certain capital spending projects…
AAR fills vacant committee seats
The AAR’s Associate Advisory Board (AAB) has selected two nominees from Gold Associate Member companies to serve as full voting members on two AAR committee seats.
ARDA sets annual conference
The 107th American Railway Development Association Annual Meeting,“Winds of Change,” June 2-5 in San Francisco, Calif., will feature presentations from a long list of industry professionals.
Railway Age launches new app for iPhones and iPads
Railway Age, the 157-year-old railway industry trade publication that began life as a printed weekly and now publishes online news and the daily Rail Group News e-newsletter in addition to its…
Moorman to Congressional freight panel: “An incredible incentive to support railroads everywhere”
The U.S. needs “fair and clear long-term policies that encourage continued investment in railroad infrastructure, technology, and sustainability initiatives,” Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman told a federal panel on April…
Schnautz to lead NS research and technology group
Norfolk Southern has appointed Tom W. Schnautz assistant vice president research and advanced technology. Schnautz has assumed some of the responsibilities of Gerhard Thelen, including Positive Train Control (PTC) and…
RSI promotes Brewin, Leach
The Railway Supply Institute has promoted Nicole Brewin to Vice President Government Affairs, and promoted Robyn Leach to Vice President Administration.
Thank you, Betsy Morris (and the WSJ, too)
The Wall Street Journal has done a brilliant job of, as our Senior Consulting Editor Luther Miller likes to say, “making the obvious less obscure.”
Denny Boll, 1947-2013
Dennis Glenn Boll, retired Assistant Vice President-Signals, BNSF Railway, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
FEC revives the Champion’s livery
In 1939, the Florida East Coast Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line premiered new streamlined passenger trains featuring striking art-deco-style paint schemes applied to the recently introduced EMD E3A diesel-electric…
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