The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on May 7 filed comments with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that call for the U.S. Department of Transportation “to take the same supportive regulatory approach with railroads that it has with automation of trucks and cars.”
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The fourteenth group of North American railroaders, representing Class I, II and III railroads, the U.S. military and major industry suppliers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, on April 16 began work in Michigan State University’s Railway Management Certificate program.
Union Pacific is partnering with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to repower 10 low-horsepower diesel-electric locomotives into new EPA Tier 4-compliant switchers.
TRAC Intermodal is doubling the size of its Mobile Service Unit (MSU) truck fleet “to help accelerate chassis repairs and increase intermodal shipment velocity at key rail ramps across the country,” the company announced in late April.
Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) President Pat O’Brien will be retiring this summer after 32 years with the railroad, the past 16 years as president. Norfolk Southern veteran Mike Grace will replace him.
In a change of leadership for one of its divisions, Paul Lauritzen has joined R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC as Vice President of Transportation.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) presented several annual awards at the 2018 CONNECTIONS Convention in Nashville. And one of its executives became the first League of Railway Women Hall of Fame inductee.
Canadian Pacific on March 30 responded to the Surface Transportation Board’s March 16 blanket letter requesting information on Class I railroad 2018 service outlooks.
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has appointed veteran passenger and freight railroader Lois Pittman Director of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) for the Tri-Rail regional/commuter rail system.
Watco Companies, LLC, the owner and operator of Greens Port Industrial Park (Greens Port), located on the Houston Ship Channel, has acquired the assets of Industrial Terminals, L.P.