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Transport Canada has moved up the date for phasing out DOT-111 tank cars. In May 2015, the United States Department of Transportation and Transport Canada both issued new regulations to enhance the safety of oil tank cars. This was in response to the age of the older DOT-111 tank cars and the severe accident in Canada in 2013. To their credit the DOT and TC have done a lot to harmonize their regulations. The specifications[...]

From Progressive Rail News: A new intermodal rail service will serve the Port of Wilmington and CSX’s intermodal terminal in Charlotte, N.C., Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced yesterday. The “Queen City Express” will be the only direct freight-rail service into the greater Charlotte area from a Southeast port, McCrory said in a press release. CSX eventually[...]

DOT-117 SUBJECT OF NTSB ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION DOT-117 tank car standard was released on May 1, 2015, when the long awaited regulations on crude by rail were published. Today, a little more than one year later, the National Transportation and Safety Board convened a meeting to discuss these new regulations among other rail safety issues. Vertex Railcar Corporation’s CEO, Donald Croteau, was in attendance. NEW[...]