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BNSF has informed its customers that by shipping via rail rather than truck in 2010, they reduced emissions by more than 21 million metric tons of CO2, “also equivalent to reducing the consumption and resultant emissions of more than 2 billion gallons of diesel fuel.” ...
PALM SPRINGS, CALIF: Close to 300 people from the mechanical, operating, financial, and supply sectors of the North American freight railroad industry are attending Railroad Financial Corporation’s 25th annual Rail Equipment Finance Conference at the La Quinta Resort & Club. The con ...
After experiencing near-record container traffic in 2010, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced that it will invest $283 million in 2011 to upgrade the port road network, enhance the existing ExpressRail System, and continue its program to deepen the port’s channels to 50 f ...
08 March 2011

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Monday signed a bill creating the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District, a step designed to implement regional rail passenger service for southeastern Chicagoland. The district will be overseen by officials in 20 municipalities along the future line, and ...
Lawrence Beal (1938-2010), who founded National Railway Equipment Company and grew it into a global supplier of new and rebuilt locomotives, and a pioneer in genset technology, was honored March 7 at the 2011 Rail Equipment Finance Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. ...
Despite harsh winter weather in much of the U.S. during February, U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal traffic rose during the month measured against February 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Monday. Freight carload traffic rose 4.2%, while intermodal advanced 10.3%, compared ...
Lexington, Mass.-based RailRunner, N.A., Inc. announced Monday a renewal of its European product certification efforts as a result of the European Railway Agency (ERA) recent modifications to its Technical Standards of Interoperability (TSI). ...
CAF USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Beasain, Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, says it still believes it deserves a chance to supply Houston with light rail transit vehicles. ...
The Obama Administration has agreed to adjust Positive Train Control requirements imposed on the nation’s freight railroads, including Class I’s, short lines, and regionals. The Federal Railroad Administration reached agreement Wednesday with the Association of American Rai ...
Railway Age sent the following today to the White House:   DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: Will Florida’s loss be California’s gain? That’s one of many questions that arise from the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that Governor Scott was within his righ ...
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