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.

Court upholds $1.25M award to BNSF whistleblower

A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.25 million award to a BNSF Railway whistleblower in a safety violations case.

Watching Washington March 2018: Riding the brand at FRA

“Riding the brand”—a code of conduct exemplifying unbendable trustworthiness, integrity and commitment—is an expression as old as the Wild West, yet as contemporary as Federal Railroad Administrator Ron Batory. Nowhere is this code more needed than at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), lacking permanent leadership since January 2015 and suffering discord and an organizational brain-drain even longer.