New railyard in S.D. will triple capacity, make it the largest on short line route

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently in Belle Fourche, S.D., in honor of its newly planned railway expansion.

Delay in rail shipping center construction stinks for onion shippers

Onion shippers in Oregon have joined together to make moving their product quicker on the rails, but recent developments might make them cry.

Caltrans releases latest draft plan for rail improvements; high-speed rail is a high priority

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released its latest draft plan for highway and rail improvements that will more safely, efficiently, and sustainably move people and goods between different regions in the state.

CSX intermodal train derails near Auburn, Ind.

A CSX intermodal train derailed in Indiana yesterday.

With $6.8 billion requested, U.S. DOT hands out $905 million in grant money

U.S DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

With fed review done, one of Maryland’s most critical infrastructure projects revs up

Work on the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore will begin this year.

Crews break ground on new intermodal site in Oregon

Millersburg, Ore., will soon have its Mid-Valley Intermodal Center, as crews began preparing the site where the International Paper mill once stood.

Rail Group On Air: CN’s bid for KCS, with JJ Ruest and Rob Reilly

One month after Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern announced their intent to merge into CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City), CN made a counter-offer it said is a “superior proposal” that “will result in a safer, faster, cleaner and stronger railway.”

Rail Group On Air: Blume Global and DCLI, with Bill Shea and Pervinder Johar

For the first time, Railway Age and Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. sister publication Marine Log join forces to discuss the global rail and marine intermodal logistics scene with Bill Shea, CEO of DCLI (Direct Chassis Link Inc.) and Chairman of supply chain technology company Blume Global, and Pervinder Johar, Blume Global CEO.

Georgia Ports Authority container traffic increases 48% in March

The Port of Savannah handled an all-time record of nearly 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in March, an increase of more than 48%, or 162,275 TEUs, compared to the same month in 2020.

Rail Group On Air: Shift5 with Josh Lospinoso, Michael Weigand, and Gil Lamphere

Shift5’s mission is to make the world’s fleets smarter and safer. Shift5 is a product company that deploys hardware and software onto civilian and military platforms—from rail and aircraft to maritime, space, and weapons systems.

Rail Group On Air: Direct Chassis Link, Inc.’s Ryan Houtek and Mike O’Malley

Direct Chassis Link, Inc. (DCLI) is the largest provider of marine and domestic container chassis to the U.S. intermodal industry. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company owns, leases and manages more than 154,000 marine chassis and 89,000 domestic chassis serving customers involved in the global movement of containerized goods.

U.S. Department of Transportation announces funding for Port Infrastructure Development Program

The flow of intermodal traffic carried by the nation’s railroads is critically dependent on efficiently functioning ports.

Rail infrastructure starts moving product at new industrial hub in Ga.

Business and railcars are now moving at the new Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH) in Effingham County, Ga.

Weekly Rail Traffic: Up, Down, Up

This week’s rail traffic report repeats its familiar pattern.

When will carload traffic begin to show an increase?

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 6, 2021.

AAR’s John Gray: ‘Railroads are well prepared to support a strong recovery whenever it occurs’

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 30, 2021, as well as volumes for January 2021. January 2021 U.S. railroads originated 930,303 carloads

Canadian Pacific ‘demonstrates resiliency’ during Q4 and full-year 2020

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited yesterday announced its fourth-quarter results, including revenues of $2.01 billion, a record-low operating ratio (“OR”) of 53.9 percent, diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $5.95 and record adjusted

AAR: Total carloads up, carloads flat, intermodal way up

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 23, 2021. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 529,030 carloads and intermodal units,

AAR’s John Gray: Rail traffic boosted by strong intermodal, grain, and reopening of auto assembly plants

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 2, 2021, as well as volumes for December 2020. U.S. railroads originated 1,101,324 carloads in December