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CN: Intermodal helps keep America green

CN unveiled an upgraded on-line calculator Wednesday, accessible at, that estimates total carbon emissions for shipments using more than one mode of transportation. CN said the new calculator "generates carbon-emission estimates for shipments

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TTC Scarborough Line’s modal future is questioned

Debate within Toronto’s metropolitan area over the future of the Scarborough Line, simmering at low levels for years, is becoming more pronounced as the Toronto Transit Commission proceeds with its plans for

University lawsuit challenges St. Paul Central Corridor

Fulfilling an option it has steadfastly maintained as an option, the University of Minnesota Tuesday filed suit against regional planning agency Metropolitan Council to protect what it says is delicate scientific research equipment from vibrations or electromagnetic interference feared from the 11-mile Central Corridor light rail line in St. Paul.

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VIA overhaul program eyes 78 cars, 21 locomotives

The Canadian government and VIA Rail Canada have launched a C$20 million (US$18.7 million) program to “renew and improve two key components of its nationwide locomotive and rolling stock fleet,” including 78

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Miner debuts DuraShield hopper car hatch cover

Geneva, Ill.-based Miner Enterprises, Inc. Tuesday announced its new DuraShield™ covered hopper car hatch cover, which it says combines lightweight, high durability, low profile design with a high performance seal. The company

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Alstom taps SteelEye for Beijing Metro Line

SteelEye Technology, Inc. announced Monday that Alstom Transport had selected the company to deploy SteelEye® LifeKeeper® for Linux to protect mission-critical applications of the maintenance system services for Beijing Metro Line 2.

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Track appears for oft-delayed Anacostia Streetcar

Track installation finally has begun for Washington, D.C.’s first new streetcar line, Anacostia Streetcar, in the district’s Southeast quadrant, following years of delays and still with no firm assurance that the line

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BNSF-served Montana mine tests market in China

Signal Peak Energy, an expanded coal mining operation near Roundup, Mont., with a new 35-mile link to the BNSF Railway mainline, has confirmed reports that it will send an undetermined number of coal

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SNCF sees (and seeks) U.S. HSR opportunities

French National Railways (SNCF), which owns and operates France’s TGV high speed rail network, said Friday it had responded to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Request For Expression of Interest process with respect