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Derailment Risk Spurs Calls to Pull Hundreds of Hamilton-Made Railcars Off the Tracks

A U.S. rail company under fire for high-profile derailments says it has found an “urgent safety issue” with loose wheels on train cars made by National Steel Car in Hamilton.

Freight Rail Industry Outlines Next Moves to Improve Safety

The freight rail industry has outlined what steps it will take next to boost rail safety, including installing approximately 1,000 new wayside detectors and improving communications with first responders.

Senators Express Frustration with Norfolk Southern CEO’s Noncommittal Answers During Tense Hearing

Senators grew visibly frustrated during a tense congressional hearing on the Feb. 3 train derailment that spilled hazardous chemicals in an Ohio town as the CEO of Norfolk Southern.

New NS Norfolk-Memphis Service Aims to Grab East Coast Cargo Shift

Norfolk Southern and the Port of Virginia are not only targeting importers using trans-Atlantic services from Europe and Asia, but also exporters moving goods through Memphis, like the cotton industry.

STB Appoints Nine to Rail Energy Committee

The Surface Transportation Board yesterday announced the appointment of nine people to the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee.

Federal DOT Inspector General Launches Audit of CRRC Contract with Philadelphia

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s office announced Friday that it is launching an audit of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s contract with CRRC.

International News

Saudi Aramco Posts Record $161B Profit for 2022

Saudi Arabia’s national oil company reported record annual profit of $161 billion for 2022, the largest ever by an energy firm.
PNWARS 2023 Spring Meeting | March 14 – 15, 2023. Greenbrier is a proud sponsor at the PNWARS Spring Meeting the Portland, OR. Featured speaker: Kari Wagner, Greenbrier’s VP, Commercial Strategy. Learn more:
GBX Economic & Industry Update – Q1 2023. The 9th edition of “Economic & Industry Update”, a short video produced by GBX’s marketing team, featuring Mallory Moran and Jay Carter. Watch the video:

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