IEA: Global focus on rail could slash transport emissions

Stepping up investment in rail infrastructure could substantially reduce transport sector carbon emissions and energy consumption, according to a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Jan. 30.

UIC honor bestowed to TTCI FAST program

The Association of American Railroads Tuesday lauded the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) on its receipt of the International Union of Railways’ (UIC) Innovation and Railway Research Award in the “Rail Freight Services” category for the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST) Program.

U.S. HSR accelerates

The global high speed rail community, meeting in Philadelphia in July 2012, celebrated improving U.S. HSR prospects, ready to welcome the nation into the “true HSR” ranks. But more work lies ahead.