U.S. Commentary: Positive Train Control costs Alaska Railroad… does it add value?

By Darren Prokop, Freight Waves; January 16, 2020 Railroads and pipelines, unlike other modes of transportation, have to finance and…

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U.S.: CSX revenue drops, but railroad eyes growth in 2020

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; January 16, 2020 Despite positives like a record-breaking operating ratio and a 1…

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U.S., South Florida: Train tunnel under New River would cost $3.3 billion, but some say it’s worth it

By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; January 13, 2020 When it comes to whisking train passengers through downtown Fort…

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U.S., Washington State: Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; January 13, 2020 Mary Paterson’s involvement in solutionary rail, a vision to electrify rail corridors…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains plan to replace St. Lucie River rail bridge finds support from Martin County

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 7, 2020 MARTIN COUNTY — Local support for federal tax dollars to…

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U.S., West Virginia: Legislators seek meeting with railroad execs in effort to salvage idled intermodal complex

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; January 8, 2020 CHARLESTON — A legislative interim committee is calling for a…

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U.S., Virginia Opinion/Editorial: Rail initiative would benefit commonwealth

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; January 7, 2020 Major improvements to rail transportation now being finalized will prove…

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U.S.: Shippers say they overpaid for rail transport, alleging price fixing

By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle; January 6, 2020 The petrochemical and refining unit of the French energy major Total is…

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U.S.: Washington Department Of Transportation cites challenges in latest draft of state rail plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 6, 2020 The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public comment on a…

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U.S., Idaho: BNSF crews trapped in derailed train escape, make it to shore

By Colette Buck, KHQ Local News Producer, FOX ABC Montana; January 1, 2020 BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – Bonners Ferry Firefighters…

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U.S.: Virginia Railway Express to explore financial contribution for Potomac River rail crossing

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 26, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board last week announced it agreed to…

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U.S., Illinois: Union Pacific wants to bail out of running Chicago Metra lines

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; December 23, 2019 The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Metra, the…

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U.S., Virginia: CSX strikes $3.7 Billion deal to massively expand commuter rail

By Jonathan Capriel, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal; December 20, 2019 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced a deal…

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U.S.: Virginia has $3.7 billion deal to expand rail service between Richmond and Washington

BY MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch; December 19, 2019 Trains will run almost every hour between Washington and Richmond – including…

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U.S.: Toyota accuses U.S. rail carriers, including CSX, of price-fixing conspiracy

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; December 17, 2019 Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has filed suit against the…

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U.S.: North Carolina Department Of Transportation recaps 2019 rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 18, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has created a video to highlight…

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U.S., Florida: Executive says CSX Corp. team transformed the company

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; December 11, 2019 Mark Wallace joined CSX Corp. in early 2017 as…

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U.S. – CSX CEO Foote: Next year affords an opportunity to leverage improved service to drive above-market growth

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 2019 In November, Progressive Railroading asked each Class I chief executive officer to address questions…

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Canada, Ontario: Is there a subsidy in the cards for the Huron Central Railway?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; December 3, 2019 U.S. federal regulators have approved the sale of short-line railroader Genesee…

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U.S.: America’s railroad system is great – for freight

Opinion By Justin Fox, Bloomberg, The Eagle; December 2, 2019 In most of the world’s affluent countries, railroads were either…

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Opinion: Canadian Pacific aims to become transcontinental once again

By Alan Freeman, iPolitics.ca; November 28, 2019 At first glance, it looks like one of the strangest business deals of…

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Canadian Pacific wants back into the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick

By Connell Smith, CBC News; November 27, 2019 Twenty-five years after selling off or abandoning its rail operations to the…

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Amtrak vs. Freight Railroads: Shippers, You Are Impacted!

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 26, 2019 A headline story says that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin…

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