WASHINGTON — One of CSX Transportation’s GenSet locomotives will be on display Saturday at Washington’s Union Station, part of the third annual National Train Day event to celebrate the 141st anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. Celebrations, hosted by Amtrak, will take place coast to coast and highlight how trains have transformed America.
PHILADELPHIA — As the U.S. economy continues to recover, CSX Corp. remains sharply focused on safety, service and productivity, the things that have made the company successful through a variety of economic conditions, Michael Ward, CSX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, told investors at the company’s Annual Shareholder meeting today. The company performed very well in the recent recession while positioning itself as a “stronger and more capable” company, Ward said. “The opportunities to create value for customers, investors, employees and communities are impressive.” Ward said it is very important for CSX to continue to “do the right things”
LANSING, Mich. – Starting May 10, passengers aboard the Amtrak Wolverine Service (Pontiac-Detroit-Chicago) and Blue Water (Port Huron-East Lansing-Chicago) trains can now travel directly to New Buffalo, Mich., and have the option of spending a day at the beach, returning home that night, or making a vacation of it, all from the new downtown station near the lakefront.
CHICAGO — CN said it has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Barrington Hills, Ill., located approximately 40 miles northwest of Chicago, addressing the municipality’s environmental and safety concerns with CN’s acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E).
MONTREAL — CN said that customer-focused innovation and balanced accountability among transportation partners are the keys to improving the effectiveness of Canada’s logistics supply chain. CN, in a submission to the Rail Freight Service Review panel appointed by the Canadian government, said hard facts compiled for the panel establish the quality of CN’s rail transportation product, most notably in terms of hub-to-hub transit time performance. At the same time, CN said it is committed to do a better job of partnering with its customers and is taking concrete action to further improve service by: — Strengthening the “first and last