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January 30, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • AAR responds to news of LaHood's resignation
    On Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced he was stepping down. "Secretary LaHood brought passion, energy and a deep commitment to safety to his work at the Department of Transportation," said AAR President and CEO Ed Hamberger. "Under his leadership, railroads have never been safer. In addition, he understood the importance of freight rail to our nation's economic vitality. We thank him for a job well done." RT&S online (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • UP achieves record-setting safety milestone in 2012
    Union Pacific's safety performance last year was the most outstanding throughout the company's 150-year existence, according to UP officials. "Our safety leadership development and continuous process improvement team efforts, including those driving down operational variability to provide a more predictable work environment, also play key roles in safety results," said Bob Grimaila, UP vice president of safety, security and environment. (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • CSX, NS among transport advantages in S.C.
    As South Carolina puts together a 25-year plan to enhance freight transportation in the area, it notes that CSX and Norfolk Southern's presence in the state is advantageous. "What we want to be able to do is develop an efficient and seamless transportation system," said Doug Frate, state DOT's deputy director for intermodal and freight projects. "We have to be able to be in a position to effectively meet the critical transportation demands and further economic development efforts." Charleston Regional Business Journal (S.C.) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Energy & Environmental Watch 
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