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Expediency over principle describes a unanimous vote Jan. 27 by the three Surface Transportation Board (STB) members—Acting Chairman Ann Begeman, a Republican, and Democrats Dan Elliott and Deb Miller.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 21, 2017, noted that business picked up considerably.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development,…
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.
Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. and its affiliate companies, Evansville Western Railway, Inc. and Appalachian and Ohio Railroad, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 the appointment of several changes to its…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 18 reported for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017 total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,229 carloads and intermodal units, up 2%…
Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 13 responded to comments filed by a group of shippers to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for new mandated reciprocal switching ("forced…
Optimism was the main thread that ran across the presentations we saw at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) meeting in Chicago Jan. 11-12. Most people felt better about…
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