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In 2010, BNSF customers reduced emissions by more than 21 million metric tons of CO2, which is also equivalent to reducing the consumption and resultant emissions of more than 2 billion gallons of diesel fuel. For the third year in a row, BNSF provided its intermodal, automo ...
February marked 16 consecutive months of Amtrak ridership growth and was the best February on record with 2,099,010 passengers. "The ridership increase shows the continued popularity of rail travel and the need for continued investment in passenger rail service," said Amtrak ...
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined southeast suburban officials to sign House Bill 1644, which establishes the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District. The new district will give local officials the tools they needto help build the SouthEast Service Line, a proposed Metra line connecting nearly ...
Union Pacific Railroad will continue investing in Oregon's transportation infrastructure with a $33.5 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Oakridge to Harrisburg, and to improve the rail yard in Eugene. The 75-mile track improvement project includes installing 26 miles of n ...
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Norfolk Southern to install flashing lights and gates at the Benton-Carroll Road/County Road 23 (473-769H) grade crossing in Ottawa County. NS must submit site plans an ...
Cascade Investment, LLC., whose sole member is Microsoft founder Bill Gates, acquired 35,784 Common Shares of Canadian National Railway Company. With this purchase, Cascade now holds 37,392,378 shares, representing approximately 8.14 percent of the outstanding shares. In addition, Bill ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has agreed to a request by railroads to scale back the number of rail route miles over which positive train control must be implemented before January 2016, according to the report by the United Transportation Union. Railroads asserted that since the ...
Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific Railroad have been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2011. Norfolk Southern ranked 79th on the magazine's 12th annual list. This is the third time NS has been on the list, while UP was ranked 81 and appeared on t ...
Congress passed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, legislation to extend highway, transit and highway safety programs through the end of September, clearing the measure for signature by the President. The legislation freezes funding at fiscal year 2010 levels for highway, transit ...
The Surface Transportation Board issued the following: The STB has acknowledged that coal dust poses a serious problem for railroad safety and operations, and found that BNSF Railway Company's attempt to mitigate those problems was not reasonable. Arkansas Electric Cooperative ...
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