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March 12, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • AAR: FRA data confirms railroads' commitment towards safety
    Last year was the safest ever recorded in the railroad industry, according to records from the Federal Railroad Administration. "We are proud of the investments the rail industry has made to improve safety for employees, passengers and the public at large. Rail technology is constantly evolving, and we will continue to invest in new technologies, training and processes aimed at preventing incidents before they ever happen," said AAR President and CEO Edward Hamberger. (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CN: Investment helps advance Canadian port's $87.5M project
    Canadian National has invested $30 million in the "Road, Rail and Utility Corridor" project at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The $88 million project recently broke ground and will include construction of a roadway, power distribution system and five parallel tracks. "The growing awareness of Prince Rupert as a North American gateway to Asia has created global interest in the port and the northwest region for investment and commerce," said Doug Ryhorchuk, CN general manager. (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • New intermodal service to improve Maine's supply chain network
    Pan Am Railways' partnership with a steamship line for a new intermodal service in Maine is expected to provide a better supply chain for the state's manufacturing firms, said John Henshaw, director of the Maine Port Authority. The new service is expected to transform the Port of Portland into an international freight hub, and the planned removal of a small bridge in Portland would improve double-stacked shipping as Class I's find it to be a more efficient way of freight shipping, said state DOT Commissioner David Bernhard. Portland Press Herald (Maine) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Energy & Environmental Watch 
  • Railroads slated to expand share of Canadian oil market
    Rail shipments of crude oil from Canada are expected to double this year as pipeline capacity remains constrained. The price of Canadian crude has fallen and Gulf Coast refiners are anxious to get it to their refineries. "We want it on the Gulf Coast as soon as possible," said Bill Day, a spokesman for Valero Energy. The Wall Street Journal (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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