Your first thought of Thanksgiving may bring fond memories of family, food, football or turkey-induced naps, but at its core, the national holiday’s meaning is rooted in gratitude. While Turkey Day gives us a specific day devoted to being grateful for life’s gifts, the BNSF Railway Foundation works all year to show our appreciation through charitable giving to the thousands of communities along our network.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Nov. 29 decided that Amtrak may access CSX’s Choctaw Yard in Mobile, Ala., as part of its Gulf Coast service planning efforts.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has adopted a final rule establishing a new “emergency temporary trackage rights class exemption” that could be invoked during natural disasters, accidents or derailments; the rule is effective Dec. 30, 2021.
Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) Holiday Express program has raised nearly $120,000 this year to benefit The Salvation Army in 21 communities across its U.S. rail network, and the Class I railroad has issued a challenge grant to raise even more.
CSX Executive Vice President Mark K. Wallace died on Nov. 28 following a battle with cancer, CSX reported.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan led public- and private-sector leaders in breaking ground on the $466 million Howard Street Tunnel expansion project, which will reconstruct the 126-year-old freight rail tunnel to accommodate double-stack container trains to and from the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.
Years ago, as general counsel to the Illinois Racing Commission, Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairperson Martin J. Oberman chased the “gow”—jockey-speak for opium used illegally to improve race horse performance. These days, the 76-year-old Oberman is himself infused with a legal form of gow: an unabated resolve to use his regulatory cudgel to splinter railroad market power.
The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine has named Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel one of five CEOs representing “the best of Canadian corporate leadership, innovation, vision and responsibility” in 2021, plus overall CEO of the Year.
CN’s Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) kicked off its inaugural meeting with 10 new members, in addition to Co-Chairs Roberta Louise Jamieson, OC, Kanyen’kehà:ka, and Murray Sinclair, C.C., M.S.M., Mizhana Geezhik.
Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have received the required Mexican regulatory pre-transaction control approvals for their proposed combination, Canadian Pacific Kansas City.