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Rail Category: Rail Industry Trends  -  2013 Article Index

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Rail-car delivery forecast for 2014: 61,500 — by Toby Kolstad Locomotive manufacturers offer new solutions for railroads' evolving motive power needs RailTrends 2013: A brief recap — by Tony Hatch Rail Outlook 2014: Railroads believe burgeoning crude oil demand and mounting passenger ridership will be foundation for 2014 business growth Large freight railroads will rely on crude oil, domestic intermodal and grain shipments to offset weak coal and international container traffic in 2014 Transit CEOs to focus on transportation bill reauthorization, capital projects in 2014 RailTrends 2013 recap: Innovation and risk to yield growth Freight railroads use Facebook, Twitter to expand communication options Freight-rail leaders offer glimpse into where they see their respective railroads heading as they roll through the fourth quarter RailTrends 2013 preview - by Tony Hatch Tank-car supply predictions may be too rosy — by Toby Kolstad Tony Hatch: Railroads' second-quarter earnings mostly were on plus-side despite floods, coal market transitions Crude-by-rail trend prompts railroads, engineering firms to streamline projects New York's MTA analyzes millennial, baby boomer travel trends to determine future investments Railroad mechanical departments adjust fleet maintenance strategies, train workers for future growth Rail-car interior color schemes making more of a splash with passenger railroads Keystone Pipeline is not key to importing Alberta crude oil — by Fritz Kahn (Guest Comment) After the Quebec accident Keystone pipeline won't stop railroads' oil, natural gas business, API economist says Crude dominates discussions at rail shipper association's summer meeting Rail car and locomotive statistics: Progressive Railroading's Fleet Stats 2013 Hunter Harrison and Wick Moorman among RailTrends 2013 speakers Minneapolis officials encourage transit-oriented development as part of city's growth strategy Transit-oriented development in Atlanta, Portland, Charlotte and Phoenix Los Angeles transportation authority takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability planning Crude by rail and the tank car boom: Is the risk profile changing as the crude tank car fleet grows? (Guest Comment) Freight rail outlook: 2013 is a bridge to better years in 2014, 2015 and 2016 - analysis by Tony Hatch Progressive Railroading names Rising Stars Forest products rail traffic will take a turn for the better this year if lumber demand remains strong Tank car boom masks dearth of orders for other rail cars — analysis by Toby Kolstad Railroads, transit agencies focus on retaining young workers Shales in the West well beyond the Bakken drive crude oil traffic for many railroads Guest Comment: On the right (connected) track with the Industrial Internet Sustainability: Freight car builders explore ways to make operations more environmentally friendly Panama Canal expansion spurs railroads, ports to prepare for new business Railroad research reviewed at testing center's March event Seizing the Day on a receptive Hill (a Railroad Day recap) Capital Metro adds Pinterest to social media arsenal Canadian Pacific rides the crude-oil wave On resiliency and not going back, post-Sandy Railroads should use their strong safety culture as a foundation for improving service and productivity (commentary) Oil boom will sustain the economy, rail-car leasing sector in 2013 - by Toby Kolstad Progressive Railroading's 2013 Finance & Leasing Guide - Preface Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013 Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013 Finance Companies - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013 Investment Banks - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013 Lessors - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013 Professional Services/Consulting - Rail Finance & Leasing Guide 2013 Q4 2012 review: Signs that 2013 will be one terrific bridge year for the rails- analysis by Tony Hatch How the 2012 election results could shape rail industry issues Rail finance and leasing outlook: What are the key issues in 2013? Rail finance and leasing outlook: What has been the biggest change during the past 10 years? What will the next big change be? Commuter-rail service from Providence to Boston gives a transit-oriented development its Santa Clara VTA aims for succession planning success with IT department pilot Marcellus and Utica shale drilling keeps railroads busy Union Pacific opens information technology center in Austin RailTrends 2012 represented a full deconstruction of the North American rail industry — by Tony Hatch Crude oil and intermodal will drive rail traffic for BNSF over the long term