Shauneen Bruder has been elected Chair of the CN Board of Directors, succeeding Robert Pace, who in March 2021 announced he would not seek re-election when his term expired.
Class II Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN) took delivery of its first unit train of frac sand around 10:30 am on May 15. Norfolk Southern delivered the train to RBMN’s North Reading Yard.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Mike Knutton, former Editor-in-Chief of International Railway Journal, following a short illness. Mike worked at IRJ for 29 years and was chief editor for 19. He leaves behind his widow, Yan.
San Diego (Calif.) Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is donating up to 39 decommissioned Siemens SD100 LRVs (light rail vehicles) to the city of Mendoza, Argentina.
Construction is under way at MxV Rail’s new railroad testing facility at the PuebloPlex campus in Colorado, which is set to open this fall.
“The Class I railroads recognize that their recent service performance has not met many customers’ expectations,” the Association of American Railroads (AAR) wrote in a May 18 filing to the Surface Transportation Board (STB). But while the STB’s May 5 decision to release updated, more-comprehensive rules for reporting performance and employment metrics “reflects an understandable desire for quick action,” it was “not issued in a vacuum,” AAR pointed out.
CSX has earned a spot on the 2022 “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, which recognizes top environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among companies on the Russell 1000 Index.
U.S. carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 14, 2022, were each down about 5% from the same week last year, according to Association of American Railroads’ figures released May 18. It’s the 12th consecutive week of declines from the prior-year period.
Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, is another step closer to extending its 67-mile Miami-to-West Palm Beach line north to Orlando.
Transport Canada has approved revisions to the Canadian Rail Operating Rules and the Locomotive Inspection and Safety Rules to reduce the risk of uncontrolled train movements.