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New Mexico Border Authority awards feasibility study to HNTB
The New Mexico Border Authority has selected HNTB Corp. perform a comprehensive study determining the feasibility of a new rail bypass and international rail border crossing near the Santa Teresa,…
Seattle chides BNSF on tunnel safety
Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic.
UP says its cops are tops
Union Pacific’s Police and Security team recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), “joining a prominent group recognized for complying with the highest…
Metra sets interim UP West Line service plan
Metra said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 that its Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement for the line…
Guerdon Sterling Sines, 1928-2014, railroad computer systems pioneer
Guerdon Sterling Sines, who retired in 1990 as the Union Pacific’s Vice President-Information & Communication Systems, died Aug. 27, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 85.
Pacific Harbor Line extends reach
Pacific Harbor Line said late Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 it is now "serving customers located in three industrial areas near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, linked to…
Rail revenue adequacy? Well, sort of
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) ruled Sept. 2 that five Class I railroads—BNSF, U.S. affiliates of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific—are revenue adequate. That is,…
More upgrades for Chicago-St. Louis HrSR
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged an additional $102 million in right-of-way upgrades for higher-speed rail (HrSR) improvements to accelerate passenger rail travel times between Chicago and St. Louis.
Oregon rejects coal export terminal plan
Oregon's Department of State Lands on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, denied a permit for construction of a coal export project on the Columbia River to bolster international coal export.
UP 2Q results beat the Street
Union Pacific said Thursday, July 24, 2014 its second-quarter net earnings rose 17%, to $1.29 billion, or $1.43 per share, measured against $1.11 billion, or $1.18 per share, in the…
Wildfires damage Northwest rail lines
A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged.
Illinois, UP mark projects new and old
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durban (D) joined Union Pacific President and COO Lance Fritz Friday, June 27, 2014, to announce a joint $90 million addition…
UP enhances premium intermodal service
Union Pacific has increased the frequency of two intermodal services, Portland-Chicago and Northern California-Chicago, both of which are part of UP’s top-tier “premium” intermodal service, with four-day delivery in the…
OmniTRAX acquires Sand Springs Railway Co.
OmniTRAX announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014 that it is acquiring Sand Springs Railway Co., a 32-mile short line linking the railroad's namesake Oklahoma city with Tulsa, Okla.
UP officially opens New Mexico rail facility
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez joined Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski in ceremonially opening UP's new 2,200-acre facility in Santa Teresa, N.M. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Northwest congestion spurs intermodal shift
Historically high levels of traffic, plus numerous track and capacity improvement projects that are currently under way, are both putting the squeeze on BNSF's northern corridor, with intermodal a potential…
RAIL.ONE opens Iowa rail tie plant
RAIL.ONE USA Corp. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, held an opening ceremony for a $22 million concrete rail tie plant in Clinton, Iowa, located within the city's Lincolnway Railport.
For Union Pacific, a strong first quarter
Union Pacific on April 17, 2014 reported 2014 first quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.38 per diluted share, compared to $957 million, or $2.03 per diluted share, in first-quarter…
STB: BNSF, KCS, UP mediation "mandatory"
The Surface Transportation Board is directing BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Union Pacific to "Engage in mandatory mediation to resolve" the issue of trackage rights over nine miles…
UP, Missouri county reach MOU on R-O-W
Jackson County, Mo., and Union Pacific have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to transfer ownership of 19 miles of UP right-of-way to the county for future passenger rail use.
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