Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Canadian Pacific (CP) has begun faster intermodal rail service between Toronto and Calgary to better serve customers in this key corridor. The new service offering cuts 20 hours from previous schedules.

Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 19 told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that massive private investments in safety-enhancing infrastructure and maintenance on such things as tracks, new equipment, as well as employee training and cutting-edge technologies, have helped make the nation's railroads safer than ever in their history.

A bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers have united in support of the application for federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding submitted earlier this month by the city of Springfield, Ill.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) will hold a series of community meetings starting next week to discuss rail station designs.

An affiliate of World Fuel Services, the parent company of Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc.'s, joint venture partner in New Town, N.D., is providing a term loan with up to $20 million in available funds that will finance a portion of Dakota Plains' share of the Pioneer Terminal expansion project.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:20

CSX releases 2012 CSR Report

CSX unveiled its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlining the company's operations, environmental, social and financial performance.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched an iOS smartphone mobile application, the Rail Crossing Locator, which provides the public with easy access to safety information about the nation's more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:07

ARRC shuffles senior management

As part of a company reorganization, the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) recently realigned its top-level management team, which features expanded roles and a few new faces.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:06

Watco appoints three to new positions

Watco Transportation Services promoted Mike Stickel to vice president sales and marketing, East Region. With the acquisition growth of Watco's railroads across the company, additional marketing and sales resources are being deployed to ensure Watco is meeting customer's needs.

Engineering firm CTLGroup says its President and CEO Jeffrey Garrett, Ph.D., S.E., has resigned and Timothy Tonyan, Ph.D., vice president and group manager of materials consulting practice, will serve as interim president and CEO.

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