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Lower traffic, bid to drive efficiencies prompt NS to reduce Knoxville operations Norfolk Southern will reduce train operations at its Knoxville, Tenn., rail yard, effective May 1, which is in response to lower traffic volumes and is consistent with the company's ongoing implementation of its strategic plan to enhance operating efficiencies, reduce costs, drive profitability and support long-term growth.

fra-makes-25-million-available-for-rail-infrastructure-safety-upgrades
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applications are due by June 14, 2016.   Applicants can request funds...
lodestar-energy-group-to-develop-new-multimodal-site
Lodestar Energy Group (LEG) is developing a new multimodal site at the Gulf Inland Logistics Park near Dayton, Texas. The site will contain two facilities: a rail-served Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) facility and a complementary...
canada-celebrates-rail-safety-week
Although safety is always a focus, the Canadian railway industry celebrates Rail Safety Week April 25 through May 1.   There were 164 vehicle versus train incidents in Canada in 2015 of which 14 resulted in fatalities;...
ns-introduces-new-educational-train-and-website
In keeping with the important railroad tradition of safety, Norfolk Southern rolled out a new educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents.   The train and website are...
thud-allocates-565-billion-to-fund-transportation
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed $56.5 billion legislation to fund its programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, including several allocations for rail.   The bill's rail distributions include $1.7 billion for...

j-track-llc-names-dorris-vp-gm-of-new-central-division
J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice President and General Manager, Bill...
bnsf-honors-four-safety-employees-of-the-year
BNSF has named Jeff Ahmann Engineering Safety Employee of the Year, Eric Henry Telecommunications Safety Employee of the Year, Kyle Carosella Mechanical Safety Employee of the Year and Kevin Beville Intermodal Safety Employee of the...
lower-traffic-bid-to-drive-efficiencies-prompt-ns-to-reduce-knoxville-operations
Norfolk Southern will reduce train operations at its Knoxville, Tenn., rail yard, effective May 1, which is in response to lower traffic volumes and is consistent with the company's ongoing implementation of its strategic plan...
TranSystems Corporation celebrated 50 years in business April 21 throughout its more than 30 offices nationwide.   In 1966, Herbert Johnson, Gerald Brickell and Edward Mulcahy formed JBM Associates Engineers and Planners as traffic experts to help...
parsons-adds-abruzzo-as-rail-bridge-leader
Parsons has hired Joseph Abruzzo as its railroad bridge practice leader, where he will be responsible for directing the pursuit and execution of railroad bridge projects worldwide.   Abruzzo has more than 22 years of experience in...