Short Lines & Regionals

STB Rejects CN’s Springfield Line Bid

CN’s request regarding conditional approval of the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger on the sale of KCS’s Springfield Line to CN has been denied by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which on March 23 provided notice that its Office of Environmental Analysis has terminated the review of the proposed divestiture.

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MxV Rail: Registration Now Open for 28th Annual AAR Research Review

MxV Rail announced March 20 that registration is now open for the 28th Annual Association of American Railroads (AAR) Research Review, which will take place in Pueblo, Colo., June 26-28, 2023, bringing together MxV Rail experts, leaders from Class I and short line railroads, university students, and suppliers from around the world.

Kristin Bevil, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Gulf & Atlantic Railways LLC
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Kristin Bevil Joins Gulf & Atlantic

Gulf & Atlantic Railways LLC (formerly RailUSA) has appointed Kristin Bevil as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Bevil will represent the Jacksonville, Fla.-based short line holding company and its 430-mile Florida,

Johnson, Sykes Introduce RAIL Act

Reps. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Ohio) on March 17 introduced the oddly named RAIL (Reducing Accidents in Locomotives) Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, similar to the

2023 Small-Road Standouts

RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2023 ISSUE: We are pleased to present our 2023 Short Line & Regional Railroads of the Year, which will be honored at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association convention in New Orleans in April.

(Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter)

North American Rail Volume Down Through Week 10, AAR

Through the first 10 weeks of 2023 (ending March 11), total North American carload and intermodal traffic dipped 2.9% from same point last year, according to the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) March 15 report. Both Canada and Mexico saw increases, while the U.S. experienced a decline.