Rail takes 10% of TIGER grants (so far)

Four rail-specific and rail-related projects have been awarded a total of $54.5 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants, or about 10% of the $500 million available in the latest round of funding.

CSX award to Northern Ohio & Western

The Northern Ohio & Western Railway received the 2017 CSX Short Line Development Award at the 2018 CSX Short Line Workshop in St. Augustine, Fla.

GE to test Port Optimizer at Long Beach

GE Transportation and the Port of Long Beach, Calif., are collaborating to improve cargo flow at the busiest port complex in North America. 

CP says grain movement improving

Canadian Pacific Railway reported year-to-date shipments of grain through Week 31 were up 3%, or approximately 400,000 metric tons.

Short lines take their message to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Short line railroad industry stakeholders had simple orders Wednesday during the Railroad Day on the Hill: Stay on track when presenting their legislative agenda to elected representatives.

Best-ever month for chem carloads

Railroads in the United States originated 1,028,141 carloads in February, down 0.3% from the same month in 2017, the Association of American Railroads said.

Additional rail labor agreements reached

As ascendancy of jaw-jaw over war-war is making even a partial national rail work stoppage less probable, an agreement this week between the freight railroads and their second largest labor union has further decreased such concern.