Latest Rail Industry News

More News | March 06, 2009

Freight railroads are getting some unwelcome attention on Capitol Hill.

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill to repeal limited antitrust exemptions for U.S. railroads. And the Senate Commerce Committee is considering legislation to subject railroads to greater scrutiny from the Surface Transportation Board.

More News | March 06, 2009

John Ficker, former president and CEO of the National Industrial Transportation League, has joined ShipXpress Inc. as senior vice president of sales and marketing based in the Chicago area.

More News | March 05, 2009

The Greenbrier Companies and General Electric (GE) Railcar Services Corporation are discussing potential changes to a long-term contract that Greenbrier said represents 75 percent of its current new railcar manufacturing backlog.

More News | March 03, 2009

Surface Transportation Board Commissioner W. Douglas Buttrey, who was nominated to a five-year term by President George W. Bush on November 17, 2003 and remained on the board into 2009 for the agency to complete pending matters, will end his term on March 13.

More News | March 03, 2009

Almost 20 years after launching its on-dock rail system, the Port of New York and New Jersey marked a major milestone when its ExpressRail Elizabeth facility transported its three millionth cargo container by rail.

More News | March 02, 2009

Freight traffic on U.S. railroads continues to decline, with U.S. carload freight for the week ending February 21 down from the previous week to 278,827 cars.

More News | February 26, 2009

Boris Nejikovsky has been promoted to vice president of ENSCO's Rail Technologies Division. He has more than 25 years of experience with advanced technology and engineering applications for the civil engineering and transportation industries.

Featured Stories | February 25, 2009

Hundreds of railroad industry executives gathered in D.C. on Feb. 26 for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill activities.

More News | February 20, 2009

Automated Railroad Maintenance Systems (ARMS), which specializes in distribution and system integration for the rail industry, has signed an agreement with Christmas Inflatable Sale and