BNSF: Customers continue reducing C02 footprint

BNSF Railway says its customer base continues to reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions “shipping their freight by rail instead of entirely over the road,” leveraging the environmental benefits of freight rail transportation.

Twin Cities suburb OKs LRT route option

Golden Valley, Minn.’s City Council, reversing an earlier stance, has narrowly given approval for a proposed light rail transit route linking Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Minneapolis. The vote was 3-to-2.


New York-based STV, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired ARCHITECTURE/vbn (VBN), an award-winning architectural design firm based in Oakland, Calif. VBN will be integrated into STV’s West Coast operations.

D.C. ponders PCC streetcar option

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President’s Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation’s capital.

GE unveils prototype for next Evolution® Series Locomotive

Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday unveiled its next Evolution Series locomotive that the company says “will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70% and save railroad customers more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure and operational costs.”

UP unveils key emissions-test locomotive

At its J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville, Calif., Union Pacific on Aug. 22 unveiled an advanced experimental locomotive, UP 9900 that will test three emissions-reducing technologies: exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), and diesel particulate filters (DPF).

UP to test emissions-reducing technologies

Union Pacific will partner with EMD to develop 25 experimental locomotives that are based in two rail yards in California to be used in a $20 million test of new technology designed to reduce diesel emissions from freight locomotives.

CSX offers Corporate Social Responsibility report

CSX Monday unveiled its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlining the company’s operations, environmental, social, and financial performance.

Norfolk Southern honored for carbon reduction

The American Carbon Registry has presented Norfolk Southern its Corporate Excellence award for “making a public commitment to reducing CO2 emissions 10% below 2009 levels by 2014 and for reaching nearly 40%t of that five-year goal in the first year,” the railroad announced Tuesday.

UP cites safest hazmat shippers

Union Pacific has named 74 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety.