PAR Sale: Seeing the Fundamental Issue

Giving New England's Class III railroads a stake in the revitalized rail network is not incompatible with CSX's strategic objective to complete a northeast land bridge between Port of Saint John NB and the interior.

PAR Sale: Seeing the Fundamental Issue

On 25.May, the STB gave CSX a second Incomplete grade for its Application to acquire Pan Am Railways, forcing CSX to attend summer school and develop a third iteration of the Application to merge with Pan Am Railways. Will it yield the charm this proposed transaction desperately needs? The Board’s explanation of the ruling provides […]

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

FEDERAL AGENCY CODIFIES AD HOC MINISTERIAL ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO LAC MEGANTIC DISASTER AND ANTICIPATED CRUDE-BY-RAIL SURGE

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

23.February, Ottawa ON – Transport Canada approved changes to the Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes, as a measure to ensure the reliable transportation of dangerous goods by rail in colder weather, and the protection of both railway workers and those living near Canada’s rail corridors. These changes make permanent Ministerial Orders that were […]

G&W: New ONEPlan Strategy

G&W: New ONEPlan Strategy

21.January, Jacksonville, FL – In a two-page letter to employees, Genesee & Wyoming North America President Michael Miller outlined a new organizational blueprint called ONEPlan. Miller’s letter emphasizes the need for G&W NA to “adapt to the new economic conditions as well as accept new health and safety realities. And at the same time, we […]

Analysis: Rail Opportunities Still Abound in Maine Forests

LONG UNDERSERVED, MANY RAIL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST IN MAINE'S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Analysis: Rail Opportunities Still Abound in Maine Forests

Maine forest product mills produce +/-90,000 truckloads of forest products each year, about 2/3 of which is paper and pulp, and the remainder processed wood (lumber, chips). Nearly all of that output is shipped out of the state. Truck is by far the dominant transportation mod for both finished export and internal movement of feedstocks and […]