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(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/28/20) U.S. freight railroads moved 520,305 carloads, containers and trailers during the week ending Dec. 19, a 2.5% increase compared with the same week last year, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Total carloads for the week declined 5.8 percent to 230,838 units, while total intermodal volume climbed 10.3% to 289,467 containers…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/17/2020) U.S. freight railroads reported traffic rose 4.9% to 546,209 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 12 compared with the same week last year, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR). Railroads hauled 238,193 carloads for the week, down 2.2%, and 308,016 containers and trailers, up 11.1%, AAR officials said…

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 9 – The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has begun accepting applications for the 2021 award year. The Fund awards financial scholarships to the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members. Academic awards in the amount of $1,000 or $10,000 are awarded to eligible high school seniors. Vocational/Training program awards…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/09/2020) The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) yesterday released a report that sets a roadmap to bring ultra-high-speed ground transportation to the Pacific Northwest. The report, dubbed the 2020 Framework for the Future, builds on previous studies conducted over the past three years and details next steps on governance, strategic outreach and funding and…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/09/2020) Union Pacific Railroad yesterday named Craig Richardson executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Richardson will oversee all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including commercial transactions and litigation, regulatory matters, labor and employment. Most recently, he served as VP of commercial and regulatory law. He’s also held the position…

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