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NS doles out 58 chemical safety awards

Norfolk Southern (NS) recently awarded 58 chemical customers its 2018 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award, a long-standing initiative to promote safe rail-shipping practices in communities the railroad serves.

Amtrak: Freedom From Responsibility is Illusory

THE FINANCIAL EDGE, MAY 2019 – In a recent TED talk, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggested that, in an attempt to combat abusive speech and harassment, Twitter would consider moving from threads written by individuals to topic threads. Dorsey suggested these interest networks would be easier to monitor for Twitter code of conduct breeches.

GDOT initiates crossing signage improvement program

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has partnered with five railroads with operations in the state—Norfolk Southern, Georgia Northeastern Railroad, Georgia Southern Railway, Ogeechee Railroad Co. and St. Mary’s Railway West—to add “Stop” or “Yield” signs at nearly 600 crossings that do not have automatic warning devices.

NS: $1.5 billion-plus industrial development

Norfolk Southern generated more than 60,000 carloads of new rail traffic in 2018 involving 72 new and 18 expanded industries across 17 states along the company’s rail lines, representing customer investments of more than $1.5 billion.

CN, NS quicken the manifest pace

CN’s and Norfolk Southern’s recently launched joint interline service initiative for carload traffic is reducing transit times by one to two days between Western Canada and NS destinations in the Eastern U.S., chiefly through bypassing Chicago.

NS names Earhart EVP and CFO

Norfolk Southern has appointed Cynthia C. Earhart as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Aug. 15, 2017. She succeeds Vice President and Controller Thomas E. Hurlbut, who served as interim CFO since Aug. 1, 2017, following the retirement of Marta R. Stewart.