The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 21, 2018, totaled 539,425 carloads and intermodal units, a 6.2 percent increase compared to the same week in 2017.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) has reported record first quarter revenues of $639 million for 2018, a 5 percent increase compared to revenues in the first quarter of 2017.
Wabtec Corporation has reported that 2018 first quarter sales increased by 15 percent to $1.06 billion compared to the year-ago quarter.
Watco Companies has appointed Laura McNichol senior vice president of government and industry relations, replacing Ed McKechnie who will continue to provide consulting services to the company.
The Board of Directors of Metra, the Chicago area commuter rail service, has approved a $2.4 million contract to Accel Construction Services Group, LLC for the renovation of the Cary Station on the UP Northwest Line.
CSX Corporation has named current vice president of mechanical Brian Barr to the new position of senior vice president of engineering and mechanical, effective immediately.
Canadian National (CN) has announced that it will add 350 leased premium boxcars to its fleet. The 50-foot, high-capacity plate F boxcars are equipped with 12-foot plug doors. Delivery of the cars is expected to start in late summer with all the cars in service by the end of 2018.
Bourque Logistics has announced it will open a new office in Jacksonville, Fla., which will provide expanded business development and customer support for the company's growing client base in North America, particularly in the southeast and northeastern regions.