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Notes from MARS: Cowen

Crude by rail is set for growth over the next 18 months, while frac sand could begin to moderate in 2H18 as the shift to Permian sands intensifies, according to a report from the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) conference prepared by Cowen and Co. Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. “Ongoing market strength continued to be the main thread across the presentations, tempered only by trade policy concerns. We believe that the railroads will show notable earnings improvement this year.”

Gooden, Mongeau, Elliott headline MARS Winter Meeting

Safety, service, and schedule, “some of the most challenging issues currently facing businesses that ship goods via railroad,” will be the focus at the Jan. 14-15, 2015 Winter Meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), which will feature key executives from CSX. CN, the Surface Transportation Board, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, among other top rail industry professionals.