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Carl Ice, former President and CEO of BNSF, will be inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 4.
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People News: Kansas Business Hall of Fame, CSX, RSI

Former President and CEO of BNSF Carl Ice has been named into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame (KBHF). Also, Locomotive Engineer Thomas Demps, Jr., of CSX, has been honored for achieving 50 years of injury-free service; and Ashley N. Shelton has been appointed as the Railway Supply Institute’s (RSI) Senior Director of Government and Public Affairs.

BNSF Posts 12% Revenue Decline in 2Q23

For second-quarter 2023, BNSF revenue came in at $5.828 billion, down 12% from the prior-year period’s $6.640 billion, reflecting lower volumes of 11%, the Class I reported.

A cargo ship filled with goods sails through Charleston Harbor. South Carolina now has the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. (Photo/Provided by Matthew Peacock Media)

Intermodal Briefs: SC Ports, Port Houston, Port Milwaukee

South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) finishes Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) with a strong June. Also, Port Houston reports steady volumes through the first half of the year; and Port Milwaukee celebrates the grand opening of the Agriculture Maritime Export Facility.

The accident OCU, a handheld device that enables a train operator to control the train remotely.

BNSF Adopts Rule Change Following Switching Movement Accident

Following a Feb. 9, 2022, accident involving a BNSF Railway switchman who was struck and killed by a train during a switching movement in the railroad’s Denver, Colo., Globeville Yard, the Class I has adopted the following rule change: “when necessary to ride on the engine exterior, employees must not ride on platforms or walkways and must not ride on steps when coupling, and the train must not exceed 20 mph,” according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Railroad Investigation Report issued June 9, 2023.

BNSF's Dr. Zabih Ghelichi (right), pictured with Amanda Mewborn, IISE President and Vice President for Atrium Health.
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People News: NS, BNSF, Princeton Consultants, CRC

Norfolk Southern (NS) promotes Joe Gioe to Vice President. Also, Dr. Zabih Ghelichi, Senior Operations Research and Advanced Specialist at BNSF receives the 2023 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE); Keith Dierkx joins Princeton Consultants as Principal; and members of the Commuter Rail Coalition (CRC) elect leadership slate.