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“We have reached a milestone cleaning up the site in East Palestine safely, thoroughly and with urgency. @EPA-approved testing confirms all impacted soil has been removed from the south track,” NS reported via Twitter on April 15. The railroad in May wrote in a letter to senators of its intention to compensate area homeowners. (Screen-Capture Courtesy of NS video, via Twitter)

NS to Compensate East Palestine Homeowners

Norfolk Southern (NS) will establish a fund to compensate homeowners in East Palestine, Ohio for property value diminution in response to the Feb. 3 derailment there, NS President and CEO Alan Shaw

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Railway Age Strengthens Editorial Team

Three railroad industry veterans—Robert H. Cantwell, Michael Iden and Ron Sucik—have joined Railway Age as Contributing Editors, adding to the publication’s deep well of knowledge and experience. Principal of Rail Supply Chain


Real-Time Tracking: What Are We Waiting For?

“AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) technology is 40 years old and tells us where our shipment was. What we need is a technology that tells us where our shipment is, and a more

The portion of HART's Honolulu Rail Transit Project that runs from East Kapolei Station to the Halawa/Aloha Stadium Station is expected to be completed by early 2023.

Transit Briefs: HART, TTC, Sound Transit

A portion of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit’s (HART) rail project is on track for completion in early 2023. Also, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees raise funds for the United Way of Greater Toronto; and Sound Transit secures $538 million in light rail funding.

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Evraz Wants Out of North America

London, U.K.-based but Russian-owned Evraz Plc, one of the largest suppliers to North American railroads of rail steel and wheels, is looking to depart North America, including ending its ownership in steel


Steel Castings, Then and Now

Steel castings (side frames, bolsters, and couplers) are found everywhere on freight railcars and locomotives, and their supply is critical to the ongoing operations of the North American Rail industry. Combined, in a normal build year of 50,000 cars, they represent a $500 million market and constitute 13% of the cost of a new freight railcar. A failed casting, whether it’s a broken side frame or knuckle, wreaks havoc for rail operations. Train separations, and worse, derailments, can be catastrophic. Yet we often overlook the strategic importance of these products.

Mueller was sworn in June 29 as the sixth MTA Chief of Police
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People News: NYMTA, OneRail Coalition, STV, HDR

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has appointed a new MTA Chief of Police. Also, OneRail Coalition announced winners of Canby Awards, STV welcomed new key leaders throughout Texas, and HDR

GoRail: What IIJA Means for Railroads

On Nov. 15, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), described by rail advocacy organization GoRail as “a momentous, bipartisan bill for fixing and improving U.S. roads, bridges, waterways, airports and other infrastructure systems, and reauthorizing surface transportation programs for the next five years.”

Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration

Federal Railroad Administrator Nominee Addresses Senate Committee

Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, took on questions about automated track inspection, crew sizes, hazardous materials transportation, and port congestion, among other topics, during a Sept. 22 hearing on his nomination by President Biden to be the next Federal Railroad Administrator.