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Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho.
Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity.
Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among…
Two months into the Trump Administration, the Washington Post says his nomination process, leading to Senate confirmation, is moving more slowly than any in history. The New York Times describes…
Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14…
The Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) at the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business is offering two new short seminars for key management issues and opportunities facing the…
The Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad (JXPT) officially began services on March 8.
American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of…
David Burwell, 69, the Ivy League-educated lawyer-turned-public activist who helped convert abandoned railroad lines into trails and parks, died Feb. 1 at his home in Bethesda, Md.
Conrail’s Board of Directors has named Timothy Tierney President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. Tierney succeeds Ronald Batory, who is retiring after nearly 46 years in the railroad…
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A record number of railroaders, suppliers, and customers on March 2 converged on the Capitol for the annual lobbying event known as Railroad Day to meet Congressional…
Oliver Wyman Partner Rodney Case delivered a thought-provoking address March 6 at Rail Equipment Finance 2017 on the future of North America’s rail industry.
RailWorks Corp. has appointed John Brohm, a 30-year veteran of the transit and rail supply industry, as Executive Vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc.,…
Some three decades ago, the Association of American Railroads bestowed Rusty Spike Awards to recognize hypocritical posturing by those seeking legislative or regulatory advantage at the expense of railroads.
The Association of American Railroads on Tuesday outlined what it called a list of infrastructure priorities for the railroad industry in a letter to the Trump administration.
Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as Senior Vice President Coal, where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad’s freight…
The Surface Transportation Board announced that it is adopting a tentative new measure of average change in railroad industry productivity for 2011-15.
This is Jim Blaze, rail economist and teacher—sometimes a reporter; always one who questions. I’m concerned about how the “Big 7” railroads are going to address their next five to…
With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with…
Alaska Railroad is cutting 49 jobs as part of a major restructuring.
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