J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (J.B. Hunt) announced on Oct. 3 that it is expanding its transloading footprint with the addition of two new operations in Seattle, Wash., and Laredo, Tex., “for customers’ needs and to provide quick access to outbound rail and highway transport.”
One might as well ask who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s chowder as to enquire what more the Surface Transportation Board (STB) might learn from additional public hearings on the question of whether railroads Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern should be permitted to merge, and under what conditions.
Watco formalizes military outreach and hiring. Also, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) looks back at Auburn’s “greasy railroad” prank; and the Mississippi Export Railroad (MSE) celebrates its 100th anniversary.
To “reduce the industrial development timeline for prospective shippers,” Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced on Sept. 7 the introduction of its Certified Premier Sites—larger, shovel-ready sites that are certified and pre-approved for rail service.
Kansas City Southern (KSC) announced on Sept. 6 that its Holiday Express train will be returning to the rails for the first time since the start of the pandemic in 2020 and will continue its tradition of charitable giving to The Salvation Army.
Developers and port officials in Dallas County, Tex., have been speaking with officials building the new Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District/Louisiana Gateway Project, Transport Topics reported on Aug. 8, about expanding
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s (CPKC) potential impacts on the environment was issued Aug. 5 by the Surface Transportation Board (STB); comments are due by Sept. 26, 2022.
“The strong demand environment for North American goods and commodities, coupled with our own unique growth initiatives and the promising upcoming Canadian grain crop, gives me confidence that we will continue to see momentum build into the back half of 2022 and beyond,” Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel said during a second-quarter 2022 financial report. After a “challenging” first quarter, he noted the Class I railroad saw a sequential improvement in operating ratio—more than 1,000 basis points despite a fuel headwind—and in operating performance.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing this September on the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KSC), which seeks to create North America’s first transnational freight railroad, Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC).
Amtrak is calling on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to deny CN’s conditions to the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger because they do “not satisfy the Board’s ‘operationally feasible’ requirement” and “would harm the public interest by adversely affecting the provision of passenger rail service. …”