BNSF Railway is retrofitting 11 of its locomotives with Hotstart idle-reduction technology “to reduce emissions and conserve fuel in Washington” state, with the pool of locomotives to operate out of BNSF rail yards in Spokane and Pasco, Wash. (pictured).
Norfolk Southern Corp. said Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 it has “earned recognition recently from environmental nonprofit CDP as a marketplace leader in carbon disclosure, reflecting the railroad’s broad integration of sustainable business practices into daily operations.”
Canadian National on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 recognized 11 of its intermodal customers “for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.”
A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged.
Phoenix’s Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Valley Metro’s 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light rail transit extension.
Norfolk Southern on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 disclosed the railroad’s business strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its environmental footprint in a filing with the international not-for-profit CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.
Portland, Ore.’s TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to install what is claimed to be the first regenerative “battery” for U.S. passenger rail service, the Sitras Energy Storage Unit, to be placed on the Milwaukie light rail line now under construction.
A judge has rejected the environmental impact report (EIR) for a proposed Metrolink line from Riverside to Perris, ruling that the Riverside County (Calif.) Transportation Commission failed to address such issues as train wheel noise and pedestrian safety.