A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.25 million award to a BNSF Railway whistleblower in a safety violations case.
“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.
Railroad intermodal growth rates appear to have plateaued, and the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate has changed some dynamics in the motor carrier market. Does this mean most low-hanging fruit has already been converted to rail, or can the railroads take advantage of the ELD disruption and capture additional market share?
BNSF Railway has released details of its planned $80 million capital program in New Mexico this year.
Canadian Pacific Railway’s Expressway service, operating between Milton (Toronto) Ontario and Montreal, will close effective June 1, 2018.
Union Pacific’s top executive described as “troubling in a number of ways” President Trump’s plan to levy steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
CN President and CEO Luc Jobin has unexpectedly stepped down, effective immediately. The railroad’s Board has appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.Jean-Jacques Ruest Interim President and CEO “until a permanent replacement is in place.”