“We finished the year with the people, capacity and resources in place to meet the needs of our customers today and are well-positioned to make history in 2023,” Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel reported Jan. 31 during the railroad’s quarterly earnings announcement.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division on Jan. 24 reaffirmed its “support for the [Surface Transportation] Board’s review process and careful scrutiny of the competitive implications of the proposed transaction” that would merge Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS). The railroads respond.
Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.
Tony Koltuv joins Burns Engineering (Burns) as Vice President of the company’s Railroad and Transit Practice. Also, Bentley Systems announces promotion of Brock Ballard to Chief Revenue Officer and Eric Boyer joining as Investor Relations Officer; The League of Railway Women (LRW) selects Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) LEAD–Operations Denise Williams as Awards Chair; the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) appoints Emmanuella Myrthil new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer; and Jim Fier retires from Cummins Inc. after 36 years with the company.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced Dec. 19 that its 22nd KCS Holiday Express program raised more than $215,000 to benefit The Salvation Army in 20 communities across eight states where the train, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, stopped, welcoming almost 48,000 visitors.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) on Dec. 13 announced that its Shreveport, La. Operation has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for 14001 (Environmental) and 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety).
CSX, Kansas City Southern (KCS), Norfolk Southern (NS), and Union Pacific (UP) have earned spots on Newsweek magazine’s fourth-annual list of America’s Most Responsible Companies.
R.J. Corman Railroad Switching Company, LLC, a subsidiary of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide Sasol with switching service operations to the company’s Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Westlake, La., beginning Dec. 1.
CSX announces winners of its third Drive to Succeed attendance campaign. Also, CN’s EcoChampions improve their efficiency by 30%; Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) Holiday Express attracts more than 6,700 visitors and announces challenge grant to benefit The Salvation Army.
In a unanimous vote, the Washington (Iowa) City Council has accepted a counteroffer from Canadian Pacific (CP) that would allow the city to secure city funds and “municipal cooperation” for the proposed CP-Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger, which would “increase train traffic by more than 300% in the area,” the Southeast Iowa Union reported on Nov. 21.