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On the heels of blockbuster third quarter earnings reports by CSX and Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern and Canadian National on Oct. 26 reported their own impressive earnings improvements. Kansas City Southern reported doubling its third quarter net income, and reducing its operating ...
The Obama administration proposed first-ever fuel efficiency rules for trucks with the goal of reducing fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in big rig trucks by 20 percent by 2018. In the case of transferring garbage, San Francisco could exceed Obama's standard three years soo ...
The federal government awarded $902 million for rail projects across California, including $715 million to help design and build a section of the proposed bullet train system in the Central Valley, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Officials for the U.S. Department ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $800 million more in federal funds to Florida to build a high-speed rail line slated to run from Tampa to Orlando. The additional $800 million comes on top of $1.25 billion President Obama announced in January the state would receive for th ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded $230 million in federal funding to expand high-speed passenger rail service between Chicago, the Quad Cities and Iowa City. The Iowa Legislature has already appropriated $3.5 million for the project and must approve an additional $16.5 millio ...
The Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company, a Michigan-based company, has acquired 47 miles of track from Jackson, MI, to Lansing from Norfolk Southern. The Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road operates number of f ...
The Association of American Railroads awarded the 2010 Professional Environmental Excellence Award to BNSF Railway Director of Environmental Remediation David C. Clark. Based in Topeka, Kan., Clark has 35 years of environmental experience all within the rail industry. The award was presented at ...

The Association of American Railroads and the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., established a TTCI Research Advisory Board. Developed to provide feedback on AAR's Strategic Research Initiatives and on how TTCI can best serve the AAR Affiliates and the Associates, the board will consist of members drawn from AAR's Gold Associate and Affiliate programs.

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Union Pacific will improve Wisconsin and Illinois' transportation infrastructures by investing nearly $15 million to improve the freight rail line that runs from Milwaukee, Wis., to Chicago, Ill. Work on the more than 75-mile stretch of railroad track began April 23 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-December.

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It will be easier than ever to step right on board a light rail train starting Saturday, November 6, when Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) marks the debut of level boarding at all light rail stations.

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