Safety

At CSX’s third-quarter 2017 earnings call, President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison acknowledged the railroad’s recent service problems, but insisted that CSX has recovered and is in better shape operationally…
Ground has been broken on Phase III (construction phase) of the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) Program’s 34th initiative, Project B1, “Canadian Pacific Crossover Upgrades.” Metra and Canadian…
The government of Canada is giving OmniTRAX 30 days to repair and restore service on the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Manitoba, or risk a lawsuit for breach of contract.
Kansas City Southern has formed a new Health, Safety and Environmental group within the Operations department “to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety, and environmental functions under a single…
L&W Industries, based in Springfield, Mo., has developed a patent-pending Heavy Duty Conversion Bracket that improves safety and reduces the maintenance costs of railway crossings.
Replacement of  Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span structure linking New Jersey and New York City on the Northeast Corridor, is under way. A recent groundbreaking ceremony marked the…
As wildfires burn in its service region, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will continue to provide free train service for passengers through Sunday, Oct.15 to assist evacuees and others who…
Chemical maker AkzoNobel announced that it has received approval from the Food & Drug Administration for one of two new high performance chemical-resistant linings for tank and hopper cars.
TransCanada Corp’s recent decision to abandon its $12 billion plan to build the Energy East pipeline, combined with delays to other export pipeline projects, may create a resurgence in crude…
Railhead Corp. announced that it has signed a three-year contract with RailMarketplace, an e-commerce exchange created by BNSF Railway, CN, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific…
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