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In a year-long effort to shift away from hub-and-spoke railroad management and in fulfillment of E. Hunter Harrison’s, CSX Transportation’s late CEO, vision for precision railroading, the Florida-based rail provider will discontinue domestic intermodal services to Detroit starting September 1, 2018. The shift towards scheduled railroading means eliminating smaller markets with low volume and creating longer trains with tighter cutoffs to create better, more consistent service for its international shippers.  Capacity for domestic transit is
On Wednesday, May 16th, The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced the temporary closure of the James B. Edwards Bridge on Interstate 526 Westbound after engineers discovered a broken cable linked to the bridge. With an expected reopening date of June 11th, the SCDOT expects the repair will take four weeks to complete. SCDOT advised repairs could take up to four weeks, with tentative completion set for June 11, 2018. Until then, traffic is being
As the first day of public hearings commenced, hundreds of U.S. companies gathered in Washington to testify for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Section 301 hearing regarding tariffs to be issued on $50 billion worth of import goods from China. Spanning over three days, large shippers and lobbying groups, such as General Electric Co., U.S. Steel Corp., National Retail Federation and Consumer Technology Association, will have a chance to voice opposition as well as supportive amendments to
At least five people have died after a military plane crashed off of GA-21 in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The C-130 Hercules cargo plane from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed around 11:30 AM while performing a training mission. According to the U.S. Airforce, the plane was headed to Tuscon, Arizona.  The aircraft had undergone maintenance several days before the incident, but officials have not yet announced the cause of the crash. As of 3:00
West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Association (WCMTOA), the 12 marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, announced the implementation of an updated, unified set of business rules targeted at reducing port congestion and improve overall efficiency. Nicknamed “PierPass 2.0,” the revised OffPeak program by PierPass Inc. aims to shift from the 2005 congestion-priced model, which requires payment of a Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) of $72.09 per TEU for day shift