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