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.
Short Lines & Regionals
“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.
ABOARD AMTRAK’S SILVER STAR – Short line and regional railroads, suppliers and other stakeholders in the national rail industry are gathering in Washington March 7 for the annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.
The Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad was awarded a grant by a clean-air body for the purchase of a new diesel-electric locomotive.
WASHINGTON – Ronald L. Batory officially became the 14th United States Federal Railroad Administrator on February 28, 2018. In the presence of his family, and numerous colleagues he has known throughout his 47-year career as a railroader, Batory was sworn in by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Short line Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) is offering expanded capacity for railcar storage.
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2018 slate of officers at its annual Winter Meeting earlier in January.