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Canadian National and Norfolk Southern are set to launch a new domestic intermodal service
September 12, 2023
CN and NS officials said that this new service will provide customers with an integrated, market-competitive, and efficient all-rail service. And they added that this service will connect CN-served Canadian markets with Norfolk Southern-served Kansas City and Atlanta, which they referred to as the heart of the fast-growing manufacturing and consumer base in the Southeastern U.S.
FRA announces plan to conduct safety assessment of Norfolk Southern’s operations
March 8, 2023
Following Atlanta-based Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern (NS) roll out of a six-point plan this week to “immediately enhance the safety of its operation,” which was based on preliminary findings made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after an NS train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today said it will be conducting a 60-day assessment of NS, related to the derailments and other NS safety-related...
Norfolk Southern rolls out six-point plan focused on safety operations
March 6, 2023
Atlanta-based Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern (NS) rolled out a six-point plan to “immediately enhance the safety of its operations.” The company said that this plan is based on preliminary findings made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after an NS train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3.
Crisis averted on U.S. railroads, with carriers and unions reaching tentative agreements
September 15, 2022
Leading up to this development, there had been a high level of uncertainty and anxiety among supply chain stakeholders through multiple modes of freight transportation, with a 12:01 A.M. September 16 deadline marking the end of a 30-day “cooling off” period between the 12 United States-based railroad labor unions and six largest freight railroad carriers (even though the majority of the 12 unions had reached tentative labor agreements prior to the tentative deal being struck).
CSX announces plans to acquire Pan Am Railways’ New England operations
December 1, 2020
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad CSX said this week that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire North Billerica, Mass.-based short-line railroad carrier Pan Am Railways Inc. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and the transaction is subject to regulatory review and approval by the Surface Transportation Board, CSX officials said.
NS executive highlights the need for freight rails to take a more customer-focused service approach
November 30, 2020
As things have been upended on many fronts over the course of 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many trends within the freight railroad sector that were already evident have been accelerated by the pandemic. That was a key takeaway at the virtual RailTrends conference earlier this month, which was hosted by Progressive Railroading Magazine and independent railroad analyst Tony Hatch, from Alan Shaw, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern.
STB says five U.S.-based Class I railroads are revenue adequate for calendar year 2019
October 8, 2020
The Washington, D.C.-based Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers, recently announced that it made its annual determination of revenue adequacy for United States-based Class I railroads for calendar year 2019.
Railroads are keeping goods rolling amid COVID-19 pandemic
April 22, 2020
While United States motor carriers have received a well-deserved amount of praise over the last six weeks, of the COVID-19 pandemic, by moving freight such as medical supplies, PPE equipment and gear, groceries, and other essential goods, another mode of freight transportation, namely railroads, have also gone above and beyond in helping and aiding Americans in various ways.
Norfolk Southern’s PSR plan is moving on down the line
June 5, 2019
Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern said this week it is making significant strides on its precision scheduled railroading (PSR) initiative, entitled TOP21, which it initially announced earlier this year.
Norfolk Southern announces plan to relocate corporate HQ to Atlanta
December 12, 2018
Specifics on when NS will officially set up shop in Atlanta were not disclosed, but company officials said that the company is currently in what it called “advanced discussions” to purchase a site from Cousins Properties in Midtown Atlanta at 650 West Peachtree St. NW.
CN-NS interline service is seeing solid early returns
December 6, 2017
The joint interline service formally rolled out in October by Class I railroad carriers CN and Norfolk Southern appears to be off to a good start so far. That was the word from CN Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest at last week’s RailTrends conference.
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