The North American Freight Forum (NAFF), created by Philadelphia-based Strategic Rail Finance Chairman and CEO Michael Sussman, uses an interesting, different approach to try to link the energy and environmental impact characteristics
Author: Jim Blaze
Jim Blaze reporting on the NEARS (Northeast Association of Rail Shippers) Fall Conference: ABH Consulting independent analyst Tony Hatch and TD Cowen Managing Director/Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl have
Jim Blaze reporting on the NEARS (Northeast Association of Rail Shippers) Fall 2023 Conference: FTR Transportation Intelligence Vice President Rail and Intermodal Todd Tranausky and his colleagues conduct high-quality research. They are one
Jim Blaze reporting from Portland, Me., NEARS: STB Chairman Marty Oberman delivered an interpretation that suggests his independent members are still awaiting insight from the private “Big Six” as to reciprocal switching
There has been much talk from all sides of railroading this past decade about how to make freight railroading more relevant and increase rail’s market share vs. trucking. It comes down to
Railroads & Economic Regulation, An Insider’s Account. By Frank N. Wilner. Simmons-Boardman Books. Hardcover, 398 pp. $69.00 Frank N. Wilner, a Railway Age colleague and Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, has researched and
I’ve accepted the challenge offered back in April 2022 by Gil Lamphere regarding the intermodal business options for the North American rail freight sector.
Where are the Class I railroads in improving their actual service metrics as the upcoming Union Pacific rail embargo STB investigation comes close to its Dec. 13-14 date in Washington? Following are summary observations and some independent commentary.
The digital age of telematic network monitoring comes in different business models. It might even help resolve passenger and freight train capacity questions. Jim Blaze takes a look at how cameras might displace or at least supplement confusing private spreadsheet calculations as to network capacity and fluidity, as well as help shippers adjust their railway routing options when certain rail routes become congested.
It might be short lines that deliver precisely scheduled service at the shipper’s dock—not necessarily the Class I carriers.