Shippers’ Lot Is Not a Happy One

By age 10, two lessons should be learned—no ketchup on hot dogs, and government does not move at the speed of for-profit business.

PSR: Promise or Peril?

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE – For rail customers, Precision Scheduled Railroading is a mixed blessing. At a North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) conference earlier this year, PSR’s promises and perils took center stage.

Visualize, Allocate, Execute, Report

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE – Using Big Data, algorithms and IoT tools to manage locomotive assets: Freight volumes on North American railroads have been showing reductions on monthly year-on-year comparisons throughout 2019. The AAR reported that in the first half the year, cumulative volume was down 3.1% from the same point last year and intermodal units were down 3.5% from last year. While this economic situation continues to play out, the railroads are in the midst of a revolution in the availability of massive amounts of data being produced and captured. Expanding sets of information flow into organizations daily from GPS systems, signaling, Positive Train Control (PTC), Internet of Things (IoT) sources and locomotive on-board event recorders.

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ASLRRA Unveils PTC CI-BOS Designed for Short Lines

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has unveiled a complete back-office Positive Train Control (PTC)-hosted solution designed with short lines in mind, provided by Herzog Technologies, Inc.

U.S. Rail Traffic Still Falling As Fall Approaches

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ended September 7, 2019, and, for this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 469,285 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.6% compared with the same week last year.

OmniTRAX Completes Winchester & Western Acquisition

A managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the 101-year-old Winchester & Western Railroad (W&W) from Covia Holdings Corporation.

HDR Wins Two TOD Competitions in China

HDR recently won two design competitions for transit-oriented development planning near rail stations in Chengdu, a Chinese city with more than 16 million residents.

L.B. Foster Changes Up Its Global Rail Team

Rail infrastructure company L.B. Foster recently announced a slew of changes to its global Rail team. Most notably, Greg Lippard is now Vice President — Rail.

CC&L Teams With Alpenglow Rail, Acquires VIP Rail

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure has teamed up with Alpenglow Rail LLC to develop and operate a diversified portfolio of rail businesses across North America. In addition, CC&L Infrastructure acquired VIP Rail ULC, an Alpenglow affiliate, from Stonecourt Capital LP.

The Official Railway Interchange 2019 Mobile App Is Here

With Railway Interchange 2019 less than two weeks away, it’s time to download the official mobile app of the largest Rail Industry Conference and Exhibition in North America.