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NS to Establish Vent and Burn Workshop

Norfolk Southern (NS) on June 21 announced that it will convene a Vent and Burn Workshop “to integrate key learnings for the betterment of any future scenario where a vent and burn may be necessary.”

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STB Sets 3Q24 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has adopted for third-quarter 2024 the rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF), defined as “an index formulated to represent changes in railroad costs incurred by the nation’s largest railroads over a specified period of time.”

According to Rail Vision, its Shunting Yard System “automatically detects and classifies objects within a range of 200 meters [656 feet]—in any weather or light conditions.” (Image Courtesy of Rail Vision)

Supply Side: Rail Vision/Loram; Wabtec; Eco-Energy/Commtrex

Track maintenance equipment and services provider Loram takes delivery of Rail Vision Ltd.’s monitoring and obstacle detection system for yards. Also, Wabtec Corporation achieves ISO 27001 certification; and Eco-Energy, LLC partners with Commtrex to deliver outsourced logistics and fleet management services throughout North America.

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People News: STV, Virginia DRPT, R.J. Corman, DART, ASLRRA

STV taps three transportation leaders to drive growth in the Carolinas. Also, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) selects Zach Trogdon as Acting Director; R. J. Corman Railroad Company welcomes Jake Weir as its new Senior Director, Industrial Development; Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) votes on a new contract for President and CEO Nadine Lee; and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announces two new members of its Board of Directors, representing the Eastern Region.