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Monday, July 11, 2011

At a time when the freight railroad industry is seeing more than its fair share of regulatory action, rail shippers received some good news last week, when the Surface Transportation Board said it is reducing the fee shippers pay to file a railroad rate or unreasonable practice complaint from $20,000 to $350—while maintaining its $150 filing fee for an expedited small rate case.
Posted on 07/11 at 02:07 PM
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The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) filed a petition with the United States Surface Transportation Board (STB), requesting that the STB adopt new rules regarding reciprocal switching between Class I railroad carriers.
Posted on 07/11 at 09:36 AM
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Friday, July 08, 2011

Carload volume—285,943—was up 0.3 percent year-over-year and ahead of the week ending June 25 at 284,562 and behind the week ending June 17 at 294,310.
Posted on 07/08 at 07:41 AM
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Earlier this week, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a public hearing to explore the current state of competition in the railroad industry, as well as possible policy alternatives to facilitate more competition.

Intermodal volumes hit a 2011 high for the second straight week at 237,682 trailers and containers for a 4.3 percent annual gain, topping the week ending June 4 at 237,422 by 260 trailers and containers.
Posted on 06/24 at 09:06 AM
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.
Posted on 06/15 at 10:50 AM
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) recently announced it will be a tenant at the Western Canada-based Global Transportation Hub (GTH). CP’s plans for a new intermodal facility at the Global Transportation Hub were announced in December, 2007.
Posted on 06/13 at 08:06 AM
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Carload volume—at 273,584—was up 1.1 percent annually, but behind the week ending May 28 at 288,049 and the weeks ending May 21 and May 14 at 295,148 and 294,271l, respectively. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Railroad carload traffic in May was flat year-over-year with a 0.5 percent annual gain, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Intermodal saw steady gains compared to last year.
Posted on 06/09 at 07:45 AM
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

NS officials said the $97.5 million facility is part of the $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative, which aims to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the Gulf Coast and the North East. This facility, which is located on a 316-acre site in McCalla, Alabama, is expected to open in late 2012.
Posted on 06/07 at 12:25 PM
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