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2014-08-22 08:24:13

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Public relations and communications professionals can tailor their news release distribution to all the right people via CNW's new Targeted Industry Lists. -- Click to tweet! Target your news release with @CNWGroup's Targeted Industry Lists Designed to supplement broad-reach newswire distribution, CNW Targeted Industry Lists consist of beat reporters, bloggers and industry influencers across ten major industries, including: -- Automotive...

2014-08-21 08:21:38

WILMERDING, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has acquired Dia-Frag, a leading manufacturer of friction products in Brazil. Based in Monte Alto, Brazil, Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Dia-Frag manufactures friction products for various markets, with a focus on motorcycle braking equipment. The company's capabilities include mixing and molding highly differentiated disc brake pads and drum brake shoes, and precision machining and...

2014-08-18 12:20:48

MONTREAL, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - JJ Ruest, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), will address the Cowen and Company 7(th) Annual Global Transportation & Aerospace/Defense Conference in Boston, MA, on Sept. 3, 2014, starting at 1.55 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Ruest will discuss how CN's focus on customer engagement and operational and service excellence is helping the company's customers compete better in their end markets...

2014-08-15 16:20:27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past four months, CSX's Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, has trained more than 1,300 first responders from more than 250 organizations in more than a dozen cities and towns, in partnership with the Firefighters Training and Education Foundation. This enhanced training program offers fire fighters, police officers, emergency management professionals and other...

2014-08-15 12:21:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were approved for funding from two PennDOT-managed programs. "Transportation is a proven economic driver and these investments will help these companies maintain and create more jobs,'' Corbett said. "Ensuring that these facilities and assets are ready to meet consumer demands is vital to keeping...

2014-08-15 12:20:50

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Clarence W. Gooden has announced the appointment of Ed Jenkins as vice president-market strategy e-business for CSX Transportation, effective August 15. Jenkins, who will continue to report to Gooden, has fostered the development of the team responsible for translating customer needs and growth opportunities into service innovations that support each of the railroad's key markets....

2014-08-14 16:21:22

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad achieved a record low 2.95 reportable rail equipment incident rate for the first half of the year (through June 30, 2014). This is a 4 percent improvement versus the same period in 2013, when the company reported a 3.07 reportable rail equipment incident rate, and surpasses the previous first half-year record of 3.01, set in 2010. A company's rail equipment incident rate is calculated using the number of reportable derailments...

2014-08-12 16:20:44

VANCOUVER, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada today released its investigation report (R13E0015) into the January 2013 collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a road grader at a level crossing near Paynton, Saskatchewan. The driver of the road grader was killed in the accident. The locomotive and 16 tank cars carrying dangerous goods derailed. Approximately 106 000 litres of crude oil was released from 4 cars. On 24 January 2013,...

2014-08-08 08:20:46

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has reported its carbon performance and strategic efforts in the past year to lower the railroad's greenhouse gas emissions, driving improved operating efficiencies and customer service. The company's seventh annual public disclosure to CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, describes investments in technologies and network improvements reducing the railroad's carbon footprint while expanding freight...

2014-08-05 08:22:36

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on 19 August 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, to make public its report (R13D0054) on the investigation into the July 2013 derailment of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Information about the exact venue location will be announced on 11 August 2014, as well as details about an official webcast. THIS EVENT WILL...


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