Rail Insights 2022: An In-Depth Dive Into Equipment Finance With GATX

At Railway Age’s Eighth Annual Rail Insights Conference, to be held virtually June 23, GATX Executive Vice President and President, Rail North America Paul Titterton and Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass will talk about pressing issues facing the equipment finance space.

STB Sets 3Q22 RCAF

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has set the third-quarter 2022 RCAF (Rail Cost Adjustment Factor), described as “an index formulated to represent changes in railroad costs incurred by the nation’s largest railroads over a specified period of time.”

Carolina Worrell Returns to Railway Age

Carolina Worrell has returned to the editorial staff of Railway Age after a six-year absence, rejoining as Senior Editor and working alongside Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono and Executive Editor Marybeth Luczak.  Worrell

CN, CSX Scuttle Massena Line Transaction (Updated With Commentary)

CSX and CN have mutually terminated their transaction in which CN would purchase CSX’s Montreal-Syracuse, N.Y., Massena Line and fold it into its Bessemer Subdivision, the former Bessemer & Lake Erie, which CN acquired in 2004 as part of its larger purchase of holding company Great Lakes Transportation.

Washington Union Station Redevelopment Progressing

The multi-billion-dollar Washington Union Station Expansion Project, intended to modernize and revitalize one of the most iconic and beautiful train stations in North America, took a step further on June 16 when Grimshaw Architects, the project’s architectural firm, gave a presentation to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), which reviews and approves design proposals for certain public and private properties in the nation’s capital.

Rail Insights 2022: STB Chair Oberman, Itzkoff to Engage in ‘Spirited Discussion‘

At Railway Age’s Eighth Annual Rail Insights Conference, to be held virtually June 23, Surface Transportation Board Chairman Marty Oberman and Railway Age Contributing Editor Don Itzkoff talk about STB’s oversight of the rail industry.

Crawford to Bose: Safety Policy Changes ‘Politically Motivated’

Editor’s Note: On June 14, 2022, the day that the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials is conducting a hearing, “Examining Freight Rail Safety,” the purpose of

Oberman to ‘Big 4’: Recovery Plans ‘Woefully Deficient’

The Surface Transportation Board on June 13 issued an order directing the “Big 4” Class I’s—BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific—to correct what STB says is “deficiencies in their rail service recovery plans” filed in response to the Board’s May 6 order requiring them to “develop service recovery plans as a result of the severe service deficits presently permeating their rail networks.”

Rail Insights 2022: Amtrak’s Gardner Addresses Future of ‘America’s Railroad’

At Railway Age’s Eighth Annual Rail Insights Conference, to be held virtually June 23, Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Gardner will speak about his company’s plans for growth.

Rail Insights 2022: Watco’s Smith Addresses Class II, III Supply Chain Role

At Railway Age’s Eighth Annual Rail Insights Conference, to be held virtually June 23, Watco Companies Chief Executive Officer Dan Smith will speak about what all railroads need to do to become an indispensable part of the freight transportation supply chain.

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