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Amtrak, BNSF, Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern 6 railroaders nominated for AAROs Chafee environmental award. Amtrak, BNSF, Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific each have an employee that has been nominated for the AAROs John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. The award honors a railroad worker who showed an extraordinary commitment to environmental stewardship the previous year. Apr 6, 2012

BNSF BNSF reiterates sentiment of Seattle port on proposed sports arena. A third sports facility has been proposed in the Seattle area, but BNSF, the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Mariners are concerned about the effects the arena could have. "BNSF believes a much more focused look at traffic and parking impacts as well as the job and economic benefits of our industrial maritime area must be carefully weighed before the city takes any action toward approval of the current arena proposal," according to Terry Finn, BNSF executive director of government affairs. Apr 6, 2012

BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Souther Class I's recognized by TRANSCAER. BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific have been named recipients of the 2011 National TRANSCAER Awards. TRANSCAER is a nationwide program that helps communities learn about, prepare for and respond to incidents that involve the transport of hazardous materials. Apr 3, 2012

Canadian National CN wins 2011 Railroad Company of the Year award. Canadian National received the 2011 Railroad Company of the Year recognition from Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) for the Class I's service. "At CN, we are dedicated to operational and service excellence, and are committed to continually raising the bar on our performance," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN chief marketing officer and executive vice president. Apr 5, 2012

Canadian National CN-served terminal inks second coal tonnage deal with Coalspur. Canadian National-served Ridley Terminals at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia has landed a second agreement with Coalspur to expand its export coal tonnage from its Vista Coal Project in Alberta, according to the coal company. "This additional port allocation is a significant achievement for Coalspur as it fully satisfies the port requirements for Vista and allows for production optimization at Vista and future development opportunities," said Coalspur CEO Gene Wusaty. Apr 2, 2012

CSX CSX to serve ethanol terminal, storage facility being built in Ga.. Eco-Energy Holdings is developing an ethanol unit train terminal and storage facility in Cartersville, Ga., that will mainly serve the Atlanta area. CSX will provide rail service upon completion of the terminal, which will have the capacity to handle more than 16.8 million gallons of ethanol per month, while the storage facility will have about 8.4 million gallons of tank space. The facilities are due to open in the second quarter of 2013. Apr 6, 2012

CSX CSX, Regan Smith talk safety at Sprint Cup race in Virginia. Before the NASCAR Sprint Cup race began at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, Regan Smith, NASCAR driver and partner with CSX in its "Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks" safety program, talked about safety along railroad tracks. Smith drove the no. 78 Furniture Row/CSX Play it Safe Chevrolet to a 16th place finish in the race. Apr 5, 2012

CSX CSX hiring spree reflects industry's growth, worker attrition. CSX's workforce expansion plan reflects the rail industry's stability and its need to replace retiring workers. An increasing demand for rail transportation and worker attrition are the reasons for the large-scale recruitment. Over 15,000 new hires will be joining the industry's Class I workforce this year, according to the Association of American Railroads. Apr 4, 2012

CSX Rail shipments of automobiles increase due to March sales volume. U.S. rail shipments of automobiles and vehicle equipment rose 19% last month compared to the same time in 2011 as U.S. car companies reported strong sales in March. CSX saw its automobile shipments grow 20% in the first three months of this year, according to Fredrik Eliasson, CSX chief financial officer. Apr 4, 2012

CSX CSX plans bridge projects to enhance service in Mass.. CSX plans to reconstruct two rail bridges in Hinsdale, Mass., as part of its double-stacked freight shipping plans across the state's western region. The bridges are among the Class I's six projects in partnership with the state's transportation department. "The goal of this project is to provide efficiencies and cost savings on the movement of goods to and from Massachusetts through double stacking," said state DOT spokesman Michael Verseckes. Apr 2, 2012

Eurail Eurail Reports Italy Tops List of One-Country Passes Sold . According to Eurail, Italy accounts for 71 percent of the 97,000 single-country rail passes sold in 2011. Only the main Eurail Global Pass (which includes Italy and 22 other countries) sold better -- 101,000 -- than the Italy Pass. Italy scored highest on combination passes as well. Italy was included in 92 percent of the 164,000 Select Passes sold (three, four and five countries), and 22 percent of the 76,000 Regional Passes sold (two countries). Foreign visitors riding on a Eurail pass totaled 451,000, up 5.6 percent over 2010, although sales in North America, 40 percent of the total, were down slightly. Apr 3, 2012

Norfolk Southern NS commemorates history of predecessor railroads. Norfolk Southern's locomotive heritage initiative aims to paint 18 new locomotives in honor of its predecessor railroads' history, including the Erie Railroad. The painting effort is part of its 30th anniversary celebration. "The heritage locomotives reflect the pride we take in our long and colorful history," said NS CEO Wick Moorman. Apr 6, 2012

Norfolk Southern NS employees to soon have new hotel in Tenn.. Norfolk Southern employees will soon be able to enjoy a hotel being built exclusively for their use in Chattanooga, Tenn. Motel Sleepers is building the 40,000-square-foot hotel, and this will make it easier for the railroaders to get their required rest. The company has provided similar facilities to BNSF, CSX and Union Pacific. "What our company does is we provide lodging to Class I railroads throughout the U.S.," said Cori Catlett, Motel Sleepers vice president. Apr 6, 2012

Norfolk Southern Crescent Corridor 1 of 5 largest infrastructure projects in U.S.. Norfolk Southern is partnering with state and federal units for an estimated $2.5 billion enhancement of the Crescent Corridor, one of the largest infrastructure projects under way in the United States. The 13-state freight rail project will offer a less expensive and a more eco-friendly way of cargo shipping, according to this article. Apr 4, 2012

Norfolk Southern NS to use "greener" product for railroad ties. Norfolk Southern will be using copper naphthenate -- an eco-friendly chemical from Nisus that preserves wood -- on its railroad ties, according to Nisus, a pest-control chemical company based in Rockford, Tenn. "Having a Class I railroad make this change marks the beginning of a significant shift to greener products that will have lasting positive impact by bringing jobs back to the U.S.," said Jim Gorman, Nisus vice president of marketing. Apr 4, 2012

Norfolk Southern NS intermodal project in N.C. airport moves ahead with construction. Norfolk Southern's intermodal project is one of the multimillion-dollar projects that is moving forward at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. The Class I will spend $74.3 million for the project and $15.7 million in grants will also be used. Construction is scheduled to be finished by late next year. Apr 3, 2012

Union Pacific UP hosts tour of $400M intermodal facility under construction in N.M.. Union Pacific hosted a public tour of the construction site where its $400 million intermodal project is being built in Santa Teresa, N.M. Work on the site provides around 170 jobs per day, according to UP. The facility should be completed in 2015. Apr 6, 2012

Union Pacific UP's intellectual property bolsters companyOs recovery. Technology is a big deal at Union Pacific, and it is always looking to develop new intellectual property to help improve efficiency and safety for itself and other companies. The Class I plans to expand its use of predictive analytics to improve rail operations. Several other railroads use UP's proprietary crew management software, and the company is creating 3D games to help employees learn about various maintenance tasks. Apr 6, 2012

Union Pacific UP-served rail terminal in Texas port opens for business. Serviced by Union Pacific, the $95 million rail terminal at the GT OmniPort multimodal park opened for business at Port Arthur, Texas, according to GT Logistics. "The rail line is key to our success, and Union Pacific is a fantastic partner. We look forward to surpassing all expectations for success in the future," said GTL President and Principal Timothy DeSpain. Apr 5, 2012

Union Pacific UP: Predictive technology improves safety, prevents delays. Union Pacific's new software technology installed across its rail network helps the company minimize train incidents, prevent delays and save on damage costs. The predictive capabilities of the technology give UP the means to identify potential hazards before an accident happens, according to Lynden Tennison, UP chief information officer and senior vice president. For example, specialized sensors on the bottom of rail cars can identify problems with track and wheels and have reduced certain types of derailments by 75%. Apr 3, 2012

Union Pacific Foundation UP's charity arm keeps on giving. Thirty-eight nonprofit groups in Illinois will receive financial support from the Union Pacific Foundation as it continues with its donations. Nearly $270,000 will be divided among this year's recipients in the state. The initiative is part of the foundation's philanthropic work in 22 states. Apr 3, 2012 AirGuideBusiness ISSN 1939-666X

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