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Norfolk Southern likely to leave Virginia for Atlanta; planes and people are a big reason — FreightWaves
Norfolk Southern is reportedly getting ready to pull up stakes and move its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, a move a corporate relocation expert calls "an opportunity for them to recalibrate and refresh their brand."
freight-logistics  logistics  rail-logitsics  corporate-headquarters  site-selection  site-selection-factors  airports  Around-the-web  this-week-436  norfolk-southern  Atlanta  Georgia  virgina 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Rails increasingly in sweet spot as trucking capacity crisis hits peak season - Logistics Management
Railroads are capitalizing on the acute shortage of drivers in the trucking industry as capacity constraints limit truckers’ ability to compete on some long-haul deferred bulk freight.
rail-logitsics  freight-logistics  trucking  supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-433-top 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Working on the Railroad Comes With a $25,000 Signing Bonus - WSJ
Tight labor market forces BNSF, Union Pacific to dangle big incentives from Missouri to Oregon.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  rail  rail-logitsics  railroad  workforce  jobs  logistics  labor 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Forever Young: This Texas Plant Gives Middle-Aged Locomotives Extreme Makeovers - GE Reports
GE’s huge locomotive factory outside Fort Worth, Texas, feels like the rumpus room of a giant toddler fond of playing with trains. The place — all 1 million square feet of it — is filled with locomotives in various states of assembly. There are cabs in one corner, wheels and trucks in another, and engines in the middle.
shop-floor  facility-design  rail-logitsics  GE  Around-the-web  this-week-418 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Get On Track With a Rail-Served Site - Area Development
The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  freight  freight-logistics  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  rail  rail-logitsics  railroad  manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Executive Offers $8 Billion Remedy for Midwest Rail Logjam - WSJ
A software industry veteran is taking on one of the toughest problems facing the U.S. railroad industry: the chronic traffic bottleneck surrounding Chicago that can take more than a day for freight trains to move through.

Frank Patton, 73 years old and chairman of fledgling Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc., wants to build a privately-financed rail route through Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana that would allow trains to loop around the congested rail hub.
freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  midwest  regional-reports  supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-350 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
CSX Plans Major Shipping Hub, The Carolina Connector, In Johnston County, North Carolina - Area Development
CSX plans to build a major shipping hub in Johnston County, North Carolina. Over time, the project could bring 1,500 statewide jobs to North Carolina and provide an estimated $329 million in public benefits to the state.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  rail  logistics  rail-logitsics 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Five ways energy change is transforming US railroads — The Daily Climate
The crude oil business has lifted other train traffic in surprising ways. Railroads carry renewables, too. Trains are fuel-efficient, but is all this new traffic cutting carbon emissions, or increasing them?
green-economy  rail-logitsics  fracking  crude-oil  ethanol  wood-products  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Oversized Cargo Keeps U.S. Production on Track: EcoPulse - Bloomberg
Railroad and trucking operators are hauling more oversized cargo, helping to keep U.S. manufacturing activity on track for growth.
rail-logitsics  supply-chain  freight-logistics  this-week-283  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Businesses feel left out as railways shift trains toward frac sand, oil - Wisconsin State Journal
Demand for rail transport in the Midwest has soared in recent years as oil trains roll out of North Dakota and mines in Wisconsin generate massive amounts of sand for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
fracking  energy  natural-gas  freight-logistics  midwest  wisconsin  rail-logitsics  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
BNSF taps growing U.S.-Mexico intermodal volume with new service - JOC.com
The value of U.S-Mexico trade has been steadily growing, driven by increased auto and white goods manufacturing in Mexico, along with demand for U.S. agriculture products and steel. U.S. rail imports from Mexico were up 6.6 percent by value to $21.1 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to U.S. Department of Transportation. Within the same period, U.S. rail exports to Mexico were up 6.9 percent to $14.4 billion. Total U.S.-Mexico rail trade by value rose 6.7 percent year-over-year in the first half of this year to $35.5 billion.
rail-logitsics  mexico  NAFTA  automotive-industry  bnsf  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-278  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Is Georgia serious about rail? - Atlanta Forward Blog - AJC
The Georgia Department of Transportation has been updating citizens on the state rail plan, a federally mandated blueprint for passenger and freight. Though the state has little passenger rail service to speak of — two Amtrak lines — Georgia has to be current and prepared should opportunities arise, and to capitalize on federal dollars for projects. Today, a GDOT director outlines the strategy, while a transportation policy veteran refers to it as just so much lip service.
georgia  freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  infrastructure  government-policy  this-week-277  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Cheyenne business park prepares to open rail connections - Casper Star Tribune
When Lee Searing began looking to expand his manufacturing company outside California, he eyed states with fast-growing economies. Utah and Wyoming were among those at the top of the list, but Searing said one location in particular stood out to him.
rail-logitsics  site-selection-factors  wyoming  infrastructure  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
The huge up side of UP’s massive railroad complex - Albuquerque Journal News
Today, there are approximately 50 manufacturing and logistics plants in the Santa Teresa industrial parks and immediate vicinity, and there is a buzz building over this rapidly growing industrial base.
this-week-266  around-the-web  infrastructure  freight-logistics  industrial-parks  mexico  new-mexico  rail-logitsics  intermodal 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Proposed Rule To Increase Freight Rail Competition Would Hurt Railroads And Customers - Forbes
The freight rail industry faces a new tide of regulation that threatens what has been a remarkable industry comeback over the last three decades, from the depths of bankruptcy to one of the strongest industry sectors in the U.S. economy.
this-week-263  freight-logistics  freight  around-the-web  matt  rail  rail-logitsics  logistics  infrastructure 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Great Northern Corridor Coalition aims to improve freight-rail transportation from Pacific Northwest to Midwest - Progressive Railroading
Earlier this year, government and port representatives from seven states, as well as other freight-rail constituents, announced the formation of the Great Northern Corridor Coalition. The alliance aims to promote regional cooperation, planning and shared implementation to improve freight-rail movements from the Pacific Northwest to Midwest.
freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  economic-development-news  industry-organizations  regional-reports  plains-states  midwest  pacific-northwest  corridors  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
New CSX terminal will bring big changes - The Tampa Tribune
One of Floridas most controversial transportation projects in recent years is scheduled to begin operation April 2 at a new CSX high-tech rail terminal between Lake Wales and Wahneta, where cattle still outnumber people.
rail-logitsics  interior-architecture  freight-logistics  florida  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
City hopes new rail yard kicks off boom around airport - CharlotteObserver.com
A long-awaited rail yard at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has started moving cargo, and city leaders are hoping the new facility will help spark a building boom and lure new businesses to land around the airport.
regional-reports  charlotte  intermodal  infrastructure  freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  this-week-243  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Schneider revamps intermodal service on U.S.-Mexico corridor – DC Velocity
The newly revamped service is an effort to tap into intermodals value in one of the worlds fastest-growing trade lanes. Intermodal containers travel in-bond and clear customs at the destination rail ramp. As a result, intermodal users bypass the massive truck congestion at border crossings. Shipping by intermodal also avoids the time-consuming scenario of handing off trailers to different drivers at the border.
global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  intermodal  mexico  this-week-239  around-the-web  logistics  rail-logitsics 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Beer: One example as railroads consider small-business needs - The Business Journal
For rail freight to be accessible, a small business must be capital-intensive, be involved in manufacturing and have a product that moves well long-distance.
north-carolina  this-week-236  food-processing  beer  rail-logitsics  around-the-web  freight 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF workers repair, replace track on main lines - Spokesman.com
Nationwide, BNSF this year is investing $4.3 billion in its system, including buying new locomotives, freight cars and other equipment. Last year, the railroad spent $100 million on improvements in the state.
washington  regional-reports  bnsf  around-the-web  spokane  rail-logitsics  this-week-228  freight-logistics  infrastructure 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF: $335 million in capex for Montana, North Dakota - Railway Age
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $335 million to improve and expand rail capacity in North Dakota and Montana this year.
rail-logitsics  montana  freight-logistics  this-week-227  infrastructure  logistics  north-dakota 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Getting on Track: Railroads played important role in Winston-Salem’s growth - Winston-Salem Journal
Railroad supporters say they believe that trains could still be a key to growth in the city, not just for freight, but also for passenger service.
north-carolina  regional-reports  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  railroad  this-week-217  infrastructure 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Site Selection: The Rise of Intermodal - Inbound Logistics
Intermodal plays an essential role in today's site selection process. Superior rail intermodal sites and services put your company on the right track.
rail-logitsics  around-the-web  rail  economic-development  intermodal  site-selection  this-week-218  matt  logistics 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Mexican Manufacturing Boom Could Spur One of Canada’s Railways to Buy Kansas City Southern - Financial Post
The upswing in Mexican manufacturing is building a strong case for either of Canada’s largest railways to consider purchasing Kansas City Southern in order to gain greater access to the emerging market, one analyst says.
manufacturing  canada  rail-logitsics  around-the-web  railroad  mexico  rail  this-week-215  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Riding the Rails: Memphis benefiting from increased railroad investments - Memphis Daily News
By some estimates, Americas railroad companies are in the midst of the largest investment boom since the Gilded Age – when America’s railroad track mileage tripled between 1860 and 1880. As an important intermodal and switching tie for five Class I railroads, the Memphis region already is benefiting from the national boom.
memphis  rail-logitsics  around-the-web  tennessee  infrastructure  this-week-212 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Boom Times on the Tracks: Rail Capacity, Spending Soar - WSJ.com
North America's major freight railroads are in the midst of a building boom unlike anything since the industry's Gilded Age heyday in the 19th century.
this-week-208  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  supply-chain  rail  freight-logistics  logistics  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
DOT taking the lead on freight - FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Over the last four years, the Obama Administration has made considerable investments in our national freight network. Through four rounds of our popular TIGER Grant program, DOT has directed $1 billion toward projects that primarily address freight. This includes more than $650 million to projects that strengthen freight rail infrastructure, reduce freight bottlenecks, and alleviate congestion issues. And we’ve invested more than $350 million in our port system.
this-week-208  government-policy  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  freight-logistics  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF rolling stock in ND changing - The Bismarck Tribune
The change from trains hauling solid carbon-based energy (coal) to shipping liquid carbon-based energy (crude oil) came in the last several months. Or at least that’s when I began to notice it. The changes have come because the Bakken has reached a steady production stage, and the abundance of natural gas has driven this energy source’s price down, meaning new power plants are shifting from coal to natural gas for fuel.
bakken-shale  regional-reports  rail-logitsics  around-the-web  supply-chain  rail  infrastructure  this-week-207  energy  north-dakota  natural-gas 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Panama Canal Expansion Brings Promise of Instant Shipping Closer - NREI
As U.S. ports prepare to handle more and more massive ships, including through the Panama Canal expansion, the attention and spending on infrastructure may one day allow the holy grail of shipping to be reached: A person orders an item off the Internet in the morning, and it’s shipped to their house by the evening.
panama-canal  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  supply-chain  this-week-200  logistics  amazon 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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