U.S., Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: Passenger rail to Bristol ‘logical step,’ but not soon

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; January 10, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that Amtrak passenger service to the…

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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.: 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., Pennsylvania – Brian O’Neill: Is it time to tell Amtrak to get off the tracks in Pittsburgh?

By Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; December 19, 2019 Amtrak, I want a divorce. Bennett Levin told the state House Transportation…

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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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Freight rail seeks ways to stay afloat amid sinking rail volumes

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 24, 2019 As the freight rail industry looks ahead to 2020, the leaders of…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: How Conrail Showed the Way

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 30, 2019 Before CN or CSX rolled out Precision Scheduled Railroading…

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Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation: Rail service expansion takes ‘critical’ step with Norfolk Southern study

By Mark Pesto, The Tribune-Democrat; November 5, 2019 A study currently being conducted by Norfolk Southern Corp. represents “the first…

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North Carolina: End of an era? Durham’s Can Opener bridge on Gregson Street will be raised next week

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; October 22, 2019 DURHAM The famed Can Opener bridge over Gregson Street may…

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Can precision scheduled railroading save the railroads’ third-quarter profits?

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 10, 2019 As the third-quarter earnings season kicks off next week for the Class…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Keeping Track With Rail Realignment in Wilmington, North Carolina

By Laura Moore, Greater Wilmington Business Journal; October 4, 2019 When the city set out to find a person to…

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This Boise, Idaho company says the nations 4 largest railroads violated antitrust law

By John Sowell, Idaho Statesman; October 2, 2019 The Amalgamated Sugar Co., the Boise-based company thatmakes sugar for food producers…

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Alcoa, Nova and others allege price-fixing by big U.S. railroads

By Patricia Sabatini, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; October 2, 2019 Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Corp., Nova Chemicals Inc. in Moon and several other companies…

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FreightCar America will close Roanoke, Virginia plant and open a new one in Mexico

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; October 1, 2019 The Roanoke Times is reporting that FreightCar American plans…

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Hyundai and Kia file huge lawsuit against 4 biggest US railroads

By Kyle Hyatt, Road/Show By CNET; October 1, 2019 Remember in There Will Be Blood when Daniel Plainview got all…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Editorial: Roanoke, Virginia shouldn’t be sentimental about Norfolk Southern; it’s not sentimental about us

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; September 6, 2019 Norfolk Southern has furloughed 130 employees in Roanoke and one…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Opinion: Gulf Coast Passenger Rail project could hurt Port of Mobile, Alabama economic development

By Sean Ross, Yellowhammer; September 6, 2019 MONTGOMERY — A passenger rail service from Mobile to New Orleans sounds nice,…

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Advocates continue pushing for more passenger rail service from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the east

By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; August 26, 2019 After more than 10 years of discussing, studying and lobbying about more…

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