RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2020 ISSUE: Whether it’s the track structure or the equipment that operates on it, there are many things that the naked eye cannot readily see. Increasingly, machine vision technology is becoming the best way to identify potential flaws before they lead to failures.
I don’t often feel the need to defend our industry’s regulator, the Federal Railroad Administration. Part of that is me. Like many who have stumbled into a career in this industry (and I literally stumbled my way into railroad employment, half-blinded and three-quarters frozen by a blizzard in Chicago), I’ve always had a problem with authority. Not that I begrudge anyone his or her authority, title, rate of pay—any of that stuff. I just don’t like other people telling me what to do, and I positively hate it when others think they need to tell me what to do.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will distribute $1 billion among 70 surface transportation infrastructure projects in 44 states through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The Fiscal Year 2020 program is for planning and capital investments.
OmniTRAX Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group, is launching its Rail-Ready Sites program at Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub in coordination with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA). The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.
CSX last week joined Operation Homefront to assist and distribute 800 backpacks with essential school supplies to military children in the Fayetteville, N.C., area, as a part of Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade® (BTSB).
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has named Corey Davis of CSX Transportation the recipient of the 2020 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes a railroad employee who has demonstrated the highest level of environmental stewardship and sustainability in the previous year.
CSX, the fourth Class I railroad to report second-quarter 2020 earnings, was hit hard by the freight traffic falloff and economy in recession created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which appears to have entered a second wave in the U.S. CSX’s 2Q2020 net earnings of $499 million, or $0.65 per share, were a 57.4% free-fall compared to the 2019 period’s $870 million, or $1.08 per share.
Talking Projects, Maintenance and COVID-19 With CSX V.P. of Engineering Ricky Johnson: Rail Group on Air
Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks construction projects, maintenance and dealing with a pandemic with CSX Vice President of Engineering Ricky Johnson.
The Port of Savannah is poised to expand service and rail capacity as the Mason Mega Rail project meets a production milestone.
CSX’s Pride in Service initiative was recognized with Engage for Good’s 2020 Gold Halo Award for Employee Engagement.