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FRA Roundup: Crew Size Rule Compliance Guide; Tank Car Vent and Burn Process Technical Report; RCE Grant Program Sample Template

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) publishes a compliance guide to help organizations comply with its crew size rule. Also, the FRA publishes a two-part technical report describing researchers’ study of the tank car vent and burn process and publishes a sample template for its Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Grant Program.

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill Recap

More than 300 participants from Class I and short line freight railroads, along with representatives from suppliers and supporting associations, visited more than 270 bipartisan offices on May 8 for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.

FreightCar America 1Q24: Revenue Growth ‘In Line With Expectations’

“First quarter revenue grew 99% year-over-year and in line with our expectations,” said FreightCar America (FCA) President and CEO Nick Randall during a May 8 earnings report.

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ARCI: 1Q24 Shows Increases in Railcar Orders, Deliveries

Newly released date by the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) shows increases in railcar orders and deliveries in 2024’s first quarter. The data includes information on covered


Wabtec Achieves Cybersecurity Certification

Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) on May 6 announced that it has achieved the IEC 62443-4-1 certification, “a benchmark for cybersecurity development lifecycle processes used on industrial automation and control systems (IACS) products.”


Crew Size is About More Than Safety

In his commentary posted on May 1 and published in the May issue, Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono said what few others have been willing to say regarding the subject of how many

‘Young Professionals’ Conference: Expanding Your Skillset

Railway Age’s second annual “Young Professionals” virtual conference will include concrete advice on how to expand your skills and grow your career in the freight and passenger rail industry. Our 25 Under

Ed Boyle, Vice President Engineering, Norfolk Southern (NS Photograph)

Forward Focus

2024 READERS’ MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2024 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2024 subscriber-selected honorees all embody an entrepreneurial spirit anchored in a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

Now On Line: Railway Age May 2024 Digital Edition

The May 2024 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, featuring the honorees of our fifth-annual Readers’ Most Influential Leaders poll, plus Railinc’s locomotive report and MxV Rail R&D.

In the three months ending March 31, 2024, Trinity’s Rail Products Group delivered 4,695 railcars; received orders for 1,880 railcars, valued at $259.5 million; and had a backlog value of $2.9 billion. (Trinity Photograph)

Trinity: ‘Strong Performance’ in 1Q24

“We are pleased with the progress exhibited in Trinity Industries’ first quarter results,” Jean Savage, President and CEO of the railcar manufacturer and lessor said during a May 1 financial report. “Our results show strong performance in both segments of our business, demonstrating the strength of our platform.”