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Uncertainty clouds key rail bills in Senate
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
CN continues major rehabilitation work on Quebec Bridge
Canadian National has planned its annual major work program for the Quebec Bridge.
Low Level Road Project completion clears way for additional train capacity
The Low Level Road Project in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, is now complete.
Rep. Lowenthal proposes legislation to create Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) has introduced legislation he says will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.
RAILS Act would help fund rail safety technologies for five years
Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3) and Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) introduced the Reassuring Adequate Investment in Lifesaving Systems (RAILS) Act, which reauthorizes the Rail Safety Technology Grant program to improve the safety…
Sens. Thune and Nelson introduce bill to streamline STB process
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced S. 808, the…
Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail…
NS holds ribbon cutting to celebrate "Railroad University" expansion
Norfolk Southern held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of its "Railroad University" and redoubled its commitment to superior transportation services for its present and future rail customers.
Unifor shopcraft members ratify CN agreement
Members of the Unifor shopcraft group representing 2,100 Canadian National car mechanics, heavy-duty equipment mechanics and electricians, have ratified a four-year labor agreement.
CN to build intermodal hub west of Toronto
Canadian National plans to build a CA$250-million ($US200-million) intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its mainline in Milton, ON, located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Milton has ready access…
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