Canadian National acquires TransX

Canadian National (CN) has reached an agreement to acquire the TransX Group of Companies, one of Canada’s largest and oldest transportation companies.

State grant moves Port of LA’s rail expansion plans forward

A $21.6-million state grant is allowing the Port of Los Angeles to move forward with its planned Terminal Island Railyard Enhancement Project, which is designed to optimize on-dock rail operations and improve

Loram hosts Rep. Emmer for tour, town hall

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., hosted U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-6) for a tour and town hall session on Oct. 16.

AAR hazmat awards honor Schoendorfer of NS, safe shippers

The Association of American Railroads announced the 2018 recipients of the Holden-Proefrock Award and the 2017 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards.

Upgrade for Northern Lines crossings

A Midwest shortline operator will see grade crossings upgraded, per plans by a state transportation office.

AAR taps Arnakis for government affairs post

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has named Adrian Arnakis, Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation under Chairman John Thune (R-S.Dak.) as senior vice president

Glacier Rail Park opens in Kalispell

State and local officials gathered in Kalispell, Mont., on Oct. 8 to celebrate the grand opening of the Glacier Rail Park.

Canadian Pacific to target CA$1.6B in annual capex through 2020

Canadian Pacific will target annual capital expenditures of CA$1.6 billion (US$1.24 billion) through 2020 the railroad said at its 2018 Investor Day held at its Ogden Campus in Calgary, Alberta, on Oct.

Matt Rose readies for retirement

BNSF Railway Co. Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose will step down and retire from the railroad in April of 2019, after 26 years of service.

Stakeholders break ground on CREATE’s 75th Street improvement project

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 1 for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s 75th Street Corridor Improvements Project (75th St. CIP).