Alberta to allow more crude-by-rail shipments

The government of Alberta, Canada announced today that starting in December, production limits on companies that produce oil will be raised, but any additional production must go by rail instead of pipelines.

FRA Issues $24MM Maglev NOFO

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently published a Notice of Grant Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a shade over $24 million for the Magnetic Levitation Technology Deployment Program (Maglev Grants Program). The funding

AAR traffic report for week ending October 26, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 26, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 513,147 carloads and intermodal units,

Canadian National strike threat worries farmers and potash miners

Canadian National may be facing a strike from its employees represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. The contract between the railroad and the union expired in July, and if an agreement

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Rail employment down 7.63% from September 2018 to September 2019

According to Surface Transportation Board statistics, the total number of railroad employees dropped from 148,171 in September 2018 to 136,865 in September 2019. That is 11,306 fewer employees, or -7.63% year over year.


Georgia Power sued by GATX for railcar damage

Unless rail customers own their own cars, they either use ones owned by the railroad or they lease them. One of the largest freight car and locomotive lessors is GATX Corporation, which

Strong Q3 results at Canadian National

Canadian National last week reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. “CN delivered strong results, despite a softening economy,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief

California Attorney General pushes back on regulation of trains carrying flammable oil being retained at the federal level

Several states are pushing back on the notion that regulation of crude oil trains in the United States belongs in the hands of the federal government, as opposed to being regulated by

Southern Rail Commission receives $4.36 million to restore Gulf Coast rail service

The Birmingham Business Journal is reporting that the Southern Rail Commission has received a $4.36 million grant to restore rail service to the Gulf Coast. The grant was awarded by the U.S.

Canadian Pacific reports record Q3 revenue and record Q3 operating ratio

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited today announced record third-quarter revenues of $1.98 billion, and reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $4.46, or $4.61 on an adjusted diluted EPS basis. The Company also