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Progressive Railroading August Editorial Lineup

Are you looking for a different way to connect with your customers and prospects? You'll find it in our August pages, the industry's first interactive issue! More engagement. Added value. No, it's not too good to be true. Stay tuned for more details!

Cover Story:

Norfolk Southern’s Drive to Deliver Big Sustainability Results

In May, Norfolk Southern Corp. closed a $500 million green bond offering to help fund its emission-reduction efforts. As a result, NS became the first North American Class I to issue green bonds.

The railroad has committed to establish a science-based target to lower its carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change. NS also has stepped up other sustainability initiatives in a big way, from using cleaner energy as a power source to using more energy-efficient buildings to employing fuel-saving locomotives to supporting reforestation projects.

To gather details on those initiatives and the railroad’s overall sustainability strategy, Managing Editor Jeff Stagl picks the brains of several top NS executives, including Chie Executive Officer James Squires, Chief Transportation Officer Ann Adams and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn.


Annual Fleet Stats

Our annual compendium of rail-car and locomotive statistics, Fleet Stats features an array of Association of American Railroads' facts and figures, including selected car fleet data, freight-car installations, the fleet by car type and age, and locomotives acquired and rebuilt. This year's edition also includes rail-car market commentary from Richard Kloster, is founder of Integrity Rail Partners Inc., which provides strategic consulting to the rail industry.

Technology Update:

Rail Safety Products

Railroads set aside millions of dollars annually for products and services to protect employees, tracks, trains and other assets. Products include the latest grade crossing technology to track intrusion detection systems to roadway worker protection gear. This month, we'll highlight a sampling of products and equipment available to help railroads bolster safety.


Material Handling Equipment

Maintenance-of-way managers continue to seek equipment — including machines that handle and distribute such materials as rail, ties and ballast — that’ll help them minimize the time crews spend on the track. And they have an array of products, equipment and services at their disposal. What's new as well as tried and true in the material handling equipment market? Suppliers share information on their offerings.

Special Advertising Section:

COVID-19: One Year Later

Many rail industry organizations experienced detrimental effects — and had to create new business approaches — when COVID-19 forced everyone into new, unpredictable norms. By answering three simple questions, our “COVID-19: One Year Later” advertorial allows your company executive to highlight how you overcame those difficult challenges by adapting and evolving along the way. We're all eagerly awaiting a return to pre-COVID norms. Here's your chance to tell the industry how you're getting there.

Note: All editorial topics are subject to change without notice.

Mike Singler

Mike Singler

Regional Sales Manager