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Bulldoze the Humps?

Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés is said to have ordered his men in 1519, just before they undertook their conquest of the Aztec Empire, to burn their own ships anchored offshore in the

  • News

People News: ACTA, STV, AAR, NTSB

The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) elects Tim McOsker as Board Chair. Also, STV elevates senior transportation leaders to support the growing Texas/Mountain Region; Union Pacific’s (UP) Sanjay Verna becomes the new Chairperson of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Quality Assurance Committee; and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Member J. Todd Inman welcomes a new team to his staff.

Class I Briefs: CPKC, NS, CSX

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) announces the early commitments scheduled to compete in the CPKC Women’s Open. Also, Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Lamberts Point Coal Facility meets the needs of the Class I’s key energy customer, CONSOL Energy; and CSX welcomes more than 20 Leadership Development Program associates to its team.

UIPA reported that its Board, in collaboration with Utah’s Carbon and Emery counties, approved a 2,185-acre industrial development project after consultations and environmental reviews to ensure the development aligns with community needs and regulatory requirements. (UIPA Photograph)

UIPA Adopts New industrial Development Project Area

Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) on June 24 adopted the Castle Country Project Area for industrial development in Carbon and Emery counties, which are served by Union Pacific (UP) and Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Utah Railway.

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CN Eyes Expansion of ‘In-Train Wheelset Replacement Program’

CN subsidiary Illinois Central (IC) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance to add a new location to its “in-train wheelset replacement program,” according to an FRA notice in the Federal Register’s June 25 edition. The program currently operates under a waiver at a facility in Fulton, Ky., and has been “a resounding success,” the railroad told FRA.

  • M/W

BNSF Suffers South Dakota Bridge Collapse

At approximately 11:00 PM Central Time June 23, amid the heatwave, torrential rain and flooding plaguing the Midwest in recent days, the center span of BNSF’s Aberdeen Subdivision bridge over the Big

ITS Logistics Releases June Port/Rail Ramp Index

ITS Logistics on June 24 reported that “all markets have stabilized for ocean and rail container demand” and encourages supply chain professionals “to be aware of significant volumes entering the U.S. West Coast via Seattle-Tacoma (SEATAC) and Los Angeles and Long Beach (LA/LB) and for inland port intermodal (IPI) legs to be canceled.”

VIDEO: Containership Dali Departs Baltimore

We don’t have to wait any longer to know when the containership Dali will leave Baltimore. Local media, including WBAL TV, have been showing video of the ship departing Baltimore today. Three months after