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NS: New strategic plan follows a challenging year
Though Norfolk Southern’s fourth-quarter and 2015 financial results aren’t all that different from those of most other Class I railroads, NS has been particularly compelled to develop an aggressive strategic…
CP-NS: Government advocacy is protected speech
News item: Canadian Pacific (CP) is pursuing a hostile takeover of Norfolk Southern (NS). CP is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether NS and other U.S.-based major railroads—some…
CP cries "antitrust!" to USDOJ
In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of Canadian Pacific’s increasingly hostile pursuit of a steadfast Norfolk Southern as a takeover target, CP is accusing several unnamed Class I…
Will FAST Act bring fast results?
After years of delays and extensions, a multi-year surface transportation bill is finally in place. Will it deliver on the advertised?
UP: We don’t need another merger. CP: Really?
In remarks at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers annual meeting on Jan. 13, 2015, Lance M. Fritz, President and CEO of Union Pacific, while declining to comment specifically on…
CP: "Status quo not an option"
Following a period of relative quiet over the Christmas holiday, Canadian Pacific’s endeavor to acquire Norfolk Southern has picked up steam with issuance of a white paper, “A 21st Century…
RSI looks to sustain momentum in 2016
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was successful on both accounts. Now, according to RSI’s…
STB now showing the letters
Everything is out in the open, as it should be. Today (January 8, 2016), the Surface Transportation Board established a page on its website, “Major Railroad Mergers and Consolidations Correspondence,”…
AAR’s Warchot joins private law firm
Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President-Law and General Counsel Louis P. Warchot has joined the Transportation practice of Sidley Austin LLP as counsel in its Washington, D.C. office.
CN files shelf prospectus for C$6 billion of debt securities
Canadian National Railway (CN) filed on Jan. 5, 2016 a final shelf prospectus with Canadian securities regulators and a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),…
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