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AAR issues first-ever ‘State of the Industry Report’
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 27, 2016 released its first “State of the Industry Report” focusing on the key challenges, accomplishments and innovations within the freight railroad…
BNSF 2016 capex: $4.3 billion
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe…
NCTD launches public transit safety outreach program
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has launched a year-long community outreach program focused on public transit safety awareness, the agency announced Jan. 15, 2016. The NCTD Transit Enforcement Division…
Railroader of the Year: CARL ICE
BNSF’s President and CEO leads a railroad that continuously sets high standards for investment, service quality, profitability and safety. Following is the complete interview, as published in the January issue…
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…
Driver charged in NJT grade crossing collision
A 29-year-old motorist driving with a suspended license has been charged with reckless driving and disregarding a railroad signal when he attempted to beat a New Jersey Transit commuter train…
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.
OLI names new President & CEO
Bonnie Murphy, a former commuter rail executive and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) official, will become President and CEO of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) in late January, OLI Board Chair Bill…
Omnibus bill extends short line tax credit, funds TIGER and safety grants
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed an omnibus spending bill late last week that will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016.
RailComm buttons up Mississippi yard
RailComm has completed installation of a remote control system for 19 switch machines at the north end of a Class I yard in Jackson, Miss.
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