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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today for the week ending September 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,609 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.8% compared with the…
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Fall Conference and offers the following generally…
Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has entered into a contract with short line holding company Watco Companies, LLC to provide PTC (positive train control) program management and back office hosting services.
Herzog Technologies Inc. (HTI) on Sept. 19, 2016 launched a Cloud-based PTC (positive train control) system using technology from Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open-source systems.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported for the week ending September 10, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 482,894 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.4% compared with the…
The economy remains “tepid” and surface transportation companies “remain focused on controlling costs, limiting capex and searching hard for growth opportunities,” according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released August monthly figures with this nugget: Exclude coal, and the industry's carloads were down only 1% in August 2016 from August 2015, or…
The Red River Valley & Western Railroad has appointed Daniel Zink to the newly created post of Vice President, Economic Development and Community Affairs of the 577-mile regional (Class II)…
Sand Springs Railway Company (SS), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., announced on September 1 it is acquiring the Gerdau mill site in Sand Springs, Okla.
The Surface Transportation Board released August 31 an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), which considers a new, streamlined procedure to resolve small rate disputes between shippers of all commodities…
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