Archive for May 2018

AAR: U.S. carloads, intermodal traffic up in Week 21

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/31/2018) U.S. railroads moved 565,502 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending May 26, marking a 4.4 percent increase over the same week last year. Total carloads ticked up 3 percent to 273,226 units during Week 21, while intermodal traffic grew 5.8 percent to 292,276 containers and trailers, according to Association of…

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Judge allows federal lawsuit over Millennium coal terminal to proceed

(Source: The Daily News, May 31, 2018) TACOMA, Wash. — A federal judge Wednesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration of interfering with foreign and interstate trade by denying key permits for a proposed coal terminal in Longview. Full story: www.tdn.com Thursday, May 31, 2018

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As PTC deadline nears, are Class I railroads ready?

(Source: Supply Chain Dive, May 31, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — With 140,000 miles of freight railroad track across the United States, getting all rails PTC-ready is no easy task. Full story: Supply Chain Dive Thursday, May 31, 2018

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Teamsters reach tentative agreement with CP, ending strike

(Source: Teamsters Canada Rail Conference press release, May 30, 2018) CALGARY — The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific (CP) to renew the collective agreement for over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers, ending a strike that began at 2200 ET yesterday. At the same time, the parties have reached a…

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