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Court dismisses chemical industry rail safety suit
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has turned aside a challenge by chemical makers to a Federal Railroad Administration regulation involving the safety of chemical shipments and by…
UP, Dow Chemical release joint safety update
The Dow Chemical Company and Union Pacific said Friday, June 7 they have published a new report on the progress of a cooperative agreement that began in 2007 to improve…
Railroads a presence among Transcaer award winners
Transcaer® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a voluntary national outreach organization, on Thursday announced the recipients of its 2012 National Awards Recognition Program. Several railroads were among the award…
Chemical companies keep up doubletalk
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has battled with railroads over rates and service on and off ever since the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 was enacted.
NS recognizes 45 chemical customers for safety
Forty-five Norfolk Southern chemical customers have earned the railroad’s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for their safe handling of chemical products in 2011.
STB to examine chlorine-move obligations
The Surface Transportation Board announced March 10 that it has instituted a proceeding responding to a Union Pacific request that the board "determine the extent of the common carrier obligation…
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