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California formally petitions for zero-emissions locomotives The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to adopt more stringent emission standards for locomotives, saying that the move is needed to clean up the air in “high-risk” communities in and around the nation’s railyards.

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Union Pacific plans to invest approximately $26.8 million in Nevada infrastructure in 2017. The investment is part of .   The Class 1 says the investment will fund $22.7 million to maintain railroad track and $1.8 million to maintain the state's bridges. Key...
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Canadian Pacific and the United Steelworkers Local 1976 announced that the union had ratified a five-year labor agreement covering approximately 600 administrative support and intermodal employees in Canada. The agreement calls for wage increases of 2% each year over the length...
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Masergy Communications Inc. announced that UK-based Eurostar has selected the company’s Hybrid Networking and Managed Security solutions to facilitate the high-speed railway’s digital transformation initiatives for customer-facing transactions. Eurostar operates high-speed train service linking the Great Britain to France and Belgium...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has made two appointments in its New Jersey and Michigan offices. Dennis Martin has been appointed vice president in Parsons’ Lawrenceville, N.J., office. Martin serves as director of multimodal planning for the global engineering and professional services organization’s...
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Preparation for a long-anticipated second bridge across Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho, has been given the go-ahead by BNSF Railway. Stretching roughly 3/4-mile in length, the new bridge will stand parallel to an existing single-track bridge built in 1904. By...

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Preparation for a long-anticipated second bridge across Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho, has been given the go-ahead by BNSF Railway. Stretching roughly 3/4-mile in length, the new bridge will stand parallel to an existing single-track bridge built in 1904. By...
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Kathy Simons has been elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of WTS International, the organization founded to advance women in transportation. “WTS is an organization dedicated to leveling the playing field for women in transportation, once a male-dominated field,” Simons...
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zMAX®, used in racecar and aircraft engines since 1946, is beginning to penetrate the railroad locomotive market—literally. People familiar with motorsports history will recognize names like Mauri Rose, Dyno Don Nicholson, Arnie Beswick and George DeLorean (brother of John Z., whose...
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The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to adopt more stringent emission standards for locomotives, saying that the move is needed to clean up the air in “high-risk” communities in and around the...
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Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $79 million infrastructure investment in Louisiana this year. The investment plan funds a range of initiatives: $58 million to maintain railroad track and $18 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key...

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