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AAR estimates capital expenditures will again top $13 billion in 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) says the nation's major freight railroads plan to invest an estimated $24.5 billion in 2013 to build, maintain and upgrade America's rail network
CN targets CA$1.9 billion in 2013 capital investments
Canadian National (CN) plans to invest approximately CA$1.9 billion (US$1.907 billion) to maintain and upgrade its railway network, grow the business efficiently and continue to improve customer service in 2013.
Connecticut bond commission approves millions for state DOT rail projects
The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved $170 million for Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) projects including $59 million for a rail bridge replacement and freight rail projects.
Labor agreement between CN, IBEW ratified for C&S workers
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11, which represents approximately 700 Canadian National (CN) signals and communications employees in Canada, ratified a four-year collective labor agreement with…
Rail partners explore Washington state mudslide causes, solutions
Four rail partners involved in service and safety in the corridor between Seattle and Everett, Wash., are putting a new focus on understanding the root causes and potential solutions to…
Canadian Pacific names Creel president and COO; reaches settlement with CN
Canadian Pacific named Keith Creel president and chief operating officer effective February 5, 2013. E. Hunter Harrison, former chief executive officer of Canadian National, will remain CEO of CP.
ACE begins Baldwin Ave. grade separation project
Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) started construction on a roadway underpass and double-track railroad bridge to replace a congested railroad crossing on Baldwin Avenue in the City of El Monte,…
CSX names Kendall VP state government and community affairs
CSX appointed Quintin Kendall to vice president, state government and community affairs. He succeeds Michael O'Malley, who was recently named head of the company's Purchasing and Materials group.
TCRC-MWED ratifies agreement with Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (CP) and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) ratified a five-year collective agreement.
UP's Twin Cities Service Unit sees 70 percent improvement in safety
As reported by RT&S yesterday (click here), Union Pacific had their best safety year to date with achieving a 1.01 reportable injury rate in 2012.
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