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STB keeps rate-case fees low
The Surface Transportation Board's latest update of fees shippers must pay to file cases and pleadings, released Friday, contains some increases but leaves unchanged the current $350 fee charged shippers…
RailAmerica 2Q profit rises on higher revenue
RailAmerica, Inc. has reported second-quarter 2012 net income of $11.4 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, compared to net income of $8.7 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, in…
GWI set to acquire RailAmerica, Inc.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. The all-cash acquisition, at $27.50 per share, would amount to…
ASLRRA: 51 Senate cosponsors for tax credit
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Friday said it had reached a major milestone "by securing the 51st Senate co-sponsor of legislation to extend the short line…
OmniTRAX's Mike Ogborn to retire
Transportation management company OmniTRAX, Inc. said late Thursday that Managing Director and Executive Vice President Mike Ogborn will retire. No specific date was given.
For RRV&W, a 25th anniversary
July 19, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. (RRV&W), based in Wahpeton, N.D., the regional railroad announced Tuesday.
GWI releases 2Q freight traffic report
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Monday released its freight traffic results for the second quarter, noting total freight carload traffic fell 6.9% compared with the second quarter of 2011.
Rio Grande Pacific selects RailComm
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Emmett, Idaho-based Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC).
Of professionalism, and profitability
Over the last six months or so as I've made my rounds visiting short lines, regional railroads, and Class I's from the locomotive cab to the executive suite, I've found…
Rail industry goal: 5,000 jobs for vets this year
The freight railroads, intercity passenger and commuter railroads, and rail supply companies of the United States expect to hire more than 5,000 veterans in 2012.
Railroad Development Corp. wins legal battle
Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. Thursday said it "has prevailed in its five‐year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala brought under the Dominican Republic‐Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)."
Jim Schultz joins Patriot Rail as EVP
Patriot Rail President and CEO John Fenton has announced the appointment of James T. Schultz, former vice president & chief safety officer at CSX, as executive vice president & chief administrative officer.
Port of Stockton hails track connection
California's Port of Stockton on Monday said it was "pleased to announce the completion of 3,347 feet of new track on the Port's West Complex ." The port implemented the…
RailComm adds CROR to DOC System Software
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system, used by RailAmerica's American Rail Dispatch Center, will soon have the ability to dispatch based on Canadian…
Orlando airport eyes FEC rail link
Officials overseeing Orlando International Airport in central Florida say they have approved a request by Florida East Coast Industries to develop plans linking the airport to the Florida East Coast…
Grant aids Montrealer’s return, advocates say
The $7.9 million TIGER IV grant announced Wednesday by the Department of Transportation, bestowed to the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the New England Central Railroad (NECR), will boost efforts…
TIGER IV grants offer modest rail money
The federal government Wednesday announced its distribution of TIGER IV (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grants. While many "rail-related" projects were identified, some of those deal more with adjacent…
165 years of railroad police progress
It took a series of petty thefts in 1847 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the City of Baltimore to see the need for special law enforcement protection for…
STB proceeds on Montana railroad proposal
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday its plan for consideration of Tongue River Railroad Co.'s revised proposal to build and operate a new rail line in Montana between Miles City and Ashland.
Iowa Pacific completes Permian Basin upgrades
Iowa Pacific Holdings said Wednesday it has opened its new locomotive repair shop on the Texas-New Mexico Railroad (TNMR) subsidiary, a key rail line in the Permian Basin oilfield.
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