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Rep. Adam Smith introduces freight infrastructure bill
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-9) has reintroduced the Freight Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2014 (FIRA), a bill he says will support improvements to infrastructure and transportation in the national freight…
CSX and customers developed 121 new or expanded facilities in 2013
In 2013, CSX and its customers worked together to develop 121 new or expanded facilities on the CSX rail network or its connecting shortline partners. These facilities represent $3 billion…
NS, Virginia agree to improve infrastructure for the return of Roanoke passenger service
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Norfolk Southern have entered into an agreement to improve rail related infrastructure between Lynchburg and Roanoke. The improvements will allow…
NS facilitates $2.3 billion in industrial investment in 2013
Norfolk Southern says that it participated in the location of 67 new industries and the expansion of 25 existing industries along its rail lines in 2013.
UP appoints two executives to new positions
Union Pacific has placed D. Lynn Kelley and Joseph O'Connor in new positions within the organization.
CP to sell west end of DM&E to Genesee & Wyoming
Canadian Pacific (CP) and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) have executed an agreement pursuant to which CP will sell the west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) line…
FRA adjusts accident/incident reporting threshold
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a Final Rule on Dec. 24, 2013, that increases the rail equipment accident/incident reporting threshold for 2014 from $9,900 to $10,500.
KCS State of the Railroad: Starling outlines m/w accomplishments and future projects
Kansas City Southern's President and CEO David Starling issued his annual State of the Railroad letter sharing KCS' "successes and tremendous potential."
Edmonton Rail Terminal to open at the end of 2014
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. and Imperial Oil have entered into a 50-50 joint venture to build a crude oil rail-loading facility in Strathcona County, Alberta, called the Edmonton Rail…
UP awards 21 grants to support community railroad safety initiatives
Union Pacific has awarded 21 grants to community-owned railroad safety initiatives across its 23-state operating system. Ranging from $500 to $5,000, the grants support initiatives developed by community organizations to…
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