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progress-rail-rolls-out-t4-repower-switcher
February 24, 2017
Progress Rail announced it has successfully completed initial emissions testing of a new switching locomotive, the EMD24B, and has begun the process of certifying the locomotive for EPA Tier 4 emissions standards.   Rated at 2,000 horsepower, the EMD24B comes equipped with...
metro-north-zipcar-launch-car-sharing-initiative
February 24, 2017
MTA Metro-North Railroad and Zipcar, a leading provider of vehicle sharing services, on Feb. 24 launched the Hudson Valley Car Share initiative at nine train stations in New York State’s Hudson Valley. Passengers “can conveniently take a Zipcar from the...
autonomous-trucks-sooner-than-you-think
February 24, 2017
Semi-autonomous Level 3 trucks will be ubiquitous on America’s highways within 5-10 years; driverless Level 5 vehicles some time after that, according to Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. Cowen’s analysis by...
acec-honors-gateway-engineering-team
February 24, 2017
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has presented a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement to the New York City-based team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, STV and AECOM for developing the system-level design of Amtrak’s Gateway Project,...
william-clark-joins-rn-coal-group
February 24, 2017
Reading & Northern Railroad has named William Clark as Senior Vice President Coal, where he will be responsible for managing the anthracite coal business, as well as the railroad’s freight car fleet of more than 1,200 cars. His appointment is...

january-boxes-surge-at-port-of-savannah
February 24, 2017
Containerized trade through the Port of Savannah grew 16.2% to 331,468 TEUs in January, a record month for tonnage, and another sign of strengthening box growth...
new-year-sets-record-for-port-of-la
February 24, 2017
The Port of Los Angeles marked the busiest January in its history as overall container traffic surged 17.4% from the same month a year ago. The port’s...
progress-rail-services-signs-with-ukraine-wheel-supplier
February 23, 2017
Progress Rail Services has signed a five-year contract with Interpipe of Ukraine for wheels and axles. Progress Rail, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, is a...
port-of-long-beach-jan-cargo
February 23, 2017
The Port of Long Beach saw containerized cargo increase 8.7% in January from a year ago on increased activity at its largest terminal and extra ships calling...
bnsf-sees-b-in-economic-development
February 23, 2017
Development along BNSF Railway's network totaled nearly $3.5 billion in 2016, including completion of a $1.3-billion steel mill in Arkansas and a sugar...

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