BNSF to STB: Ensure Cross-Border Competition

BNSF is asking the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to impose conditions that preserve competition, particularly at the U.S.-Mexico border, if the proposed Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger is approved.

CPKC: UP Seeks Conditions at Laredo Gateway

A Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern combination without conditions “would likely cause a significant loss of competition, especially for traffic moving via the Laredo Gateway,” Union Pacific (UP) told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in comments filed Feb. 28.

Jaguar Launches MER

Jaguar Transport Holdings on March 1 began operating the 60-mile Missouri Eastern Railroad (MER), its seventh short line.

CN Pushing for KCS Line Divestiture

CN has officially asked the Surface Transportation Board (STB) “to condition any approval of a Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger on the divestiture of the KCS line from Kansas City, Missouri to Springfield and East St. Louis, Illinois (the Kansas City Speedway) to CN, pursuant to the STB’s statutory authority to order ‘the divestiture of parallel tracks’ as a merger condition.”

CP-KCS Merger Proceeding Moves Forward

BNSF and CN last month told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) they may request limited overhead trackage rights and a line divestiture, respectively, due to the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS).

In September 2021, Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern agreed to combine, forming Canadian Pacific Kansas City, the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada rail network. The Surface Transportation Board on Nov. 23, accepted for consideration their merger application.

STB Advances Environmental Review of CPKC

The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) is moving forward with its assessment of Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s (CPKC) potential effects on the environment.

25 UNDER 40

RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 “Fast Trackers” Under 40 in 2022.

Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel

Creel: CP Positioned for ‘Another History-Making Year’

Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel is calling 2021 a “historic” year for the Class I railroad; during a Jan. 27 earnings report, he highlighted overcoming “significant operating challenges—devastating network outages in B.C. and extreme cold temperatures”—and closing merger partner Kansas City Southern into voting trust.

Railway Age’s 2022 ‘Fast Trackers’ 25 Under 40 Honorees

Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.

CN to STB: We Want the Springfield Line (UPDATED WITH CP RESPONSE)

CN reported on Jan. 13 that it will ask the Surface Transportation Board (STB) “to condition any approval of a Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger on the divestiture of KCS lines from Kansas City, Missouri to Springfield and East St. Louis, Illinois (the Springfield Line) to CN, pursuant to the STB’s statutory authority to order ‘the divestiture of parallel tracks’ as a merger condition.” CP immediately responded, negatively.

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