In just a few weeks, more than 25,000 subscribers will receive the May issue of Progressive Railroading. Who'll be reading it? Here's a sampling:
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North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) 2018 Annual Meeting (Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel, Chicago, May 16-18, 2018)

58th Annual Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. (RSSI) C&S Exhibition (CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, May 21-24, 2018)

American Public Transportation Association's 2018 Rail Conference (Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, June 10-13, 2018)

In just a few weeks, more than 25,000 subscribers will receive the May issue of Progressive Railroading. Who'll be reading it? Here's a sampling:

  • Director of Equipment Maintenance, BNSF
  • Director of Signals, BNSF
  • Director of Fleet Management, CSX
  • President and CEO, Kansas City Southern
  • Vice President of Mechanical, Norfolk Southern
  • Director of Intermodal, Union Pacific
  • General Director of Track Maintenance, Union Pacific
  • President, Chicago Transit Authority
  • CEO, The Greenbrier Companies
  • President, HDR Engineering
  • Chairman and CEO, National Steel Car
  • Director, New York Transit Authority

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Dave Carr, Siemens

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2018 Media Kit

Progressive Railroading: May 2018
Cover Story:
CN's $250 Million Operational Turnaround
It's been a tough winter of challenge and change for CN. Their principals feel an urgent need to get the Class I back on track. CN's board dismissed then-President and CEO Luc Jobin in early March largely because the directors believed he wasn't doing enough to turn the railroad around. Then it charged interim President and CEO JJ Ruest to head up CN's $250 million-plus operational turnaround plan, which aims to more than double track and sidings, acquire more locomotives, and recruit hundreds more train crew workers to improve fluidity and boost efficiency. Managing Editor Jeff Stagl dissects the new plan with CN executives, and provides an inside look at other moves designed to produce a much better-performing CN by late 2018.
Passenger Rail:
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Gears Up for Growth
The North Texas economy is booming and as job opportunities increase, so does the population. As a result, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has expanded rapidly to meet the population's demand for public transportation. Today, the agency operates 93 miles of light rail, 35 miles of commuter rail and the Dallas Streetcar Line. But there's more to come.

DART officials are updating a long-term growth plan that includes construction of the D2 Subway in downtown Dallas and the Cotton Belt, a regional rail line that will connect DART to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's TEXRail regional rail line. Senior Associate Editor Julie Sneider examines DART's efforts to keep pace with North Texas' fast-paced growth.
Communication & Signaling Spending Snapshot
Many freight and passenger railroads have boosted their maintenance-of-way budgets this year. Many also have ratcheted up their communications and signaling (C&S) expenditures. In a C&S Spending Snapshot, we report on the dollars that a number of freight and passenger roads are allocating for the sector in 2018 — with comparison 2017 figures — and chronicle some of the major C&S projects on their agendas.
Winter Challenges
It happens every spring: North American freight railroads and passenger-rail agencies begin to prepare for the upcoming winter. They review snow removal, switch heater and energy management options, and start to determine what they need to do to ensure they're prepared, whatever the weather. This month, rail industry suppliers share information on products and equipment designed to help railroads contend with the challenges of operating in winter. Solutions range from snow fighters and snow plows to switch heaters and idle-reduction systems.
MOW Product Update:
Special Trackwork
We check in with suppliers of special trackwork components as they share information on the latest (or tried and true) offerings, ranging from turnout geometry and flange-bearing technology to lift frogs and flange-bearing diamonds.
Custom Content Opportunity:
Problem Solvers Advertorial
Make sure you're known for the Solutions your company provides. This one-page advertorial allows you to present an industry problem and your company's solution to that problem. You provide the text and photos, we provide the format and space at a special price. Ask your rep for details.