ATWG: EPA Should Deny ‘Dangerous’ CARB Rule

The full membership of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group (ATWG), a consortium of close to 90 national and state/regional associations, is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny the

VW Mitigation Trust Funding Available to Short Lines in Calif.

The Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust for California has approximately $55 million in funding available to support “statewide combustion freight and marine projects that replace or repower equipment to the cleanest commercially available internal combustion, hybrid or zero emission technologies,” the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) reported in its Nov. 30 Views & News newsletter.

ASLRRA: More Comments on CARB ‘Unworkable’ Regs

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) filed two more sets of comments last week in response to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) second comment period on additional proposed modifications

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.