FORT MYERS, Fla. – SGLR has operated its first test train across the entire span of the Caloosahatchee River after Hurricane Ian destroyed railroad bridges.
TOPEKA, Kan. – Through the Rail Service Improvement Program (RSIP), 17 short line rail expansion and rehabilitation projects will receive a total $16.5 million.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Freight traffic halted once more after crews observed accelerated movement of the slope in San Clemente, and OCTA received $7.2 million for a catchment wall.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed as of reporting, but BNSF has reportedly settled the lawsuit from the Kooima family over a 2018 derailment.
SACRAMENTO –– Earlier this week, California State Sen. Catherine Blakespear introduced legislation to try to resolve and stabilize the problems on the LOSSAN corridor over the past several years.
SAN CLEMENTE – Freight operations have stopped overnight after crews documented continued slope movement.
JUNEAU, Alaska – The State of Alaska reports a successful deployment and detonation of two CIL explosives on an unmanned UAS by the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Alaska DOT&PF.
JEWETT, Ohio – NTSB investigators have begun conducting observations and interviews regarding the fatality of a Ohio Central Railroad signal maintainer.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – On February 8th, the Illinois Commerce Commission has approved crossing upgrades in Iroquois, Adams, and Logan Counties.
BISMARCK, N.D. – On Thursday, February 8th, the North Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the previous dismissal of FORB’s lawsuit.
Federal Railroad Administration Issues Order to Stop Operation of Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad in Oklahoma
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, the Federal Railroad Administration published an Emergency Order in the Federal Register that prevents operation of trains and other on-track equipment on the Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad (BNGR).
PHOENIX, Ariz. Union Pacfic has opened a new intermodal terminal in Phoenix which will connect the Southwest with international ports in Southern California. The terminal opened on Feb. 1.
ATLANTA – Norfolk Southern commends the work of its Capital Production Gangs for laying 556 miles of Program Rail.
SAN CLEMENTE – As debris continues to fall near Mariposa Point, OCTA gives an update on the rail right-of-way.
BELLEVUE, Ohio – The Class I invests $472,000 to go toward repairing a drainage issue at the U.S. 20 underpass.
TRENTON, Mo. – Union Pacific crews are working near Trenton, Missouri to replace 83,000 ties and 17 miles of rail.
CAMPBELLSTOWN, Ohio – Norfolk Southern removed double track and extended siding east to 15,000 feet in Ohio.
ATLANTA ––According to an unsubstantiated late-Jan. 31 Wall Street Journal article, an investor group led by activist Ancora Holdings Group, LLC intends to run a proxy fight and replace Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw. Ancora has reportedly built a position in NS and would likely try to take control of the Board to enact management and operational changes. We highlighted this as the number one risk in our downgrade earlier this week. NSC was up ~5% after hours. Story by Jason Seidl, Matt Elkott, Elliot Alper and Uday Khanapurkar, TD Cowen
COOS COUNTY, Ore. – Coos Bay Rail Line service stops as crews work to clear hundreds of fallen trees along the line.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – OCTA gives an update on the San Clemente landslide, and an incoming storm system will bring additional rainfall and increase the risk of a mudslide in the area.