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UP names Pinnacle Award winners for chemical transportation safety
Union Pacific Railroad on April 28, 2016 recognized 65 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products. The annual award honors UP customers for…
BART: Testing equipment wire caused crash, not car or operators
According to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials, there was no malfunction of the train car and no operator error April 22, 2016 when a car being used for operator…
RBN Energy: CBR "a victory of American ingenuity"
The North American crude-by-rail (CBR) saga “is that of a victory of good old U.S. ingenuity over the lack of pipeline capacity that stranded booming shale oil production in 2012,”…
CSX lands on Best Corporate Citizens List for fourth time
CSX on April 22, 2016 announced that it has been recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Best Corporate Citizens for 2016 “reflecting [the railroad’s] ongoing commitment to being a…
NCTD receives TSA’s Gold Standard Award for security
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) presented on April 21, 2016 the North County Transit District (NCTD) with the Gold Standard Award at the transit agency’s board meeting. Mark Packard, NCTD's…
NRC holds 2016 Rail Construction & Maintenance Equipment Auction
The National Railroad and Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC) held its annual Railroad Construction and Maintenance Equipment Auction on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Blackmon Auctions facility in…
Violet™ capabilities previewed
Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS).
BNSF honors 109 shippers for excellence in product safety
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on April 19, 2016 honored 109 shippers with the railroad’s 19th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2015.
New York MTA to APTA: We’re leaving
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North America’s single-largest public transportation agency, has pulled the plug on Transit Member status in APTA, the American Public Transportation Association.
GATX, Amtrak host railcar safety training sessions
GATX Corporation, in partnership with Amtrak and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, hosted railcar safety training sessions using its TankTrainer™ and Classroom Boxcar at Union Station in Washington, D.C.…
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