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Posts published in January 2019

UPDATE 1-CSX beats profit forecast, but stock down on outlook

(Adds details on results, forecasts, company comment) LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - CSX Corp on Wednesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street's view, but shares fell 2 percent after the No. 3 railroad operator forecast less robust revenue growth for 2019. Cooling economies in Asia and Europe are roiling global stock markets and…

CP ‘takes exception’ to government probe into Vancouver rail service issues

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/15/2019 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation CP 'takes exception' to government probe into Vancouver rail service issues Canadian Pacific executives are taking issue with a Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) plan to include the Class I in a far-reaching investigation into possible freight-rail service problems in the Vancouver,…

Congress names transportation committee leaders

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/14/2019 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation Congress names transportation committee leaders The U.S. House and Senate have established their committee and subcommittee leadership for the 116th Congress, including those related to transportation.In the House, U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) will serve as the ranking member of the…

RPT-COLUMN-Diesel futures point to economic slowdown in 2019: Kemp

(Repeats column that ran on Friday, with no changes) * Chartbook: https://tmsnrt.rs/2HjMiXV LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - By the end of last year, hedge fund positions in diesel had fallen to a level normally associated with a sharp slowdown in economic growth if not an outright recession. Most middle distillate fuels such as diesel, gasoil…

Rhode Island business park awarded grant for freight-rail project

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/11/2019 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation Rhode Island business park awarded grant for freight-rail project Rail-car volume in the Quonset Business Park has tripled since 2007. Photo – Quonset Development Corp. A $3 million federal grant has been awarded to help support Quonset Development Corp.'s (QDC) freight-rail…

COLUMN-Diesel futures point to economic slowdown in 2019: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) * Chartbook: https://tmsnrt.rs/2HjMiXV LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - By the end of last year, hedge fund positions in diesel had fallen to a level normally associated with a sharp slowdown in economic growth if not an outright recession. Most middle distillate fuels…

NJ Transit contracts Bombardier to provide 113 commuter-rail cars

Rail News Home Mechanical 1/10/2019 Rail News: Mechanical NJ Transit contracts Bombardier to provide 113 commuter-rail cars NJ Transit has ordered 113 cars and retains an option to buy an additional 886 cars. Photo – Bombardier Transportation Bombardier Transportation yesterday announced it obtained a $669 million contract to supply 113 Multilevel III commuter-rail cars to…

DeFazio to chair House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/7/2019 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation DeFazio to chair House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) Photo – DeFazio's office U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) last week was elected chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 116th Congress. DeFazio had been…

Canadian environmental agency seeks public feedback on proposed Kamloops yard

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/7/2019 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation Canadian environmental agency seeks public feedback on proposed Kamloops yard The planned North Thompson Rail Terminal would cover 67 acres. Photo – Source: North Thompson Rail Terminals Inc. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is seeking public input to decide whether…

APTA: Commuter roads met PTC deadline requirements at 2018’s end

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/4/2019 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation APTA: Commuter roads met PTC deadline requirements at 2018's end The North County Transit District has installed PTC along its line in San Diego County. Photo – NCTD All commuter-rail systems have met the congressional end-of-2018 deadline requirements for positive train…