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Allowing market forces to improve rail safety Legislation to improve rail safety through amplified use of the free-market forces of competition and innovation has been introduced in the Senate by Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).

Hunter Harrison, what exactly is going on at CSX? I’m hearing lots of voices. They’ve become loud and frequent and as such are nearly impossible to ignore. They’re the voices of railroaders, from the executive to the train and engine...
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Opposition groups from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana in a filing have asked the Surface Transportation Board to reject an application from Great Lakes Basin Transportation to build a rail freight line around Chicago because there is no proof of funding...
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Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more accurately depict the company’s operations. The company said that while its...
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Vertex Railcar Corp. is now officially certified to manufacture and supply tank cars to the North American market. The company, based in Wilmington, N.C., received the Association of American Railroads’ M-1002 Initial Certification in early July. The certification covers new, general service...
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Two crewmen on a CSX train were setting out a car when they were struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train on the night of June 27 near Washington’s Union Station. According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation...

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CN announced it will make a donation of C$25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relief efforts to aid victims of the fires in British Columbia. "The devastating impact of the wildfires in British Columbia saddens us all," said...
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The White House on July 11 announced that President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, as the next Federal Railroad Administrator. Batory retired March 31 as President and COO...
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It was an accessory to the jailing of three labor union presidents. It may encourage bad decision-making by rail managers. Its lottery-like jury awards seduce plaintiff attorneys. It can send an injured rail worker to the poor house. And it...
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CSX, short line Louisville & Indiana, and Cummins are combining on an Indiana railroad improvement project. The companies jointly announced the investments with Gov. Eric Holcomb, Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, representatives from Bartholomew County, and other state and local leaders. The project,...
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A new two-track rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey would cost $12.9 billion, up from previous estimates of $7-10 billion. At the same time, a preliminary environmental impact statement has been completed, but there is still no plan on...

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