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AAR: 2012 is safest year in freight railroad history
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced that 2012 was the safest year in the rail industry's history, according to new statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Los Angeles Harbor Commission advances BNSF "benchmark" rail yard
BNSF's planned $500-million Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) moves a step closer to reality with the Los Angeles Harbor Commission's certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR).
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
Rep. Sires introduces MOVE Act to strengthen freight network
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced the Multimodal Opportunities via Enhanced (MOVE) Freight Act of 2013 on March 5.
BioNitrogen Corporation begins preliminary work on railroad spur
BioNitrogen Corporation, a cleantech company that builds environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, has begun engineering design for construction on a railroad spur in Hardee County, Fla., where…
TTCI’s annual review draws more than 500 to Colorado
Transportation Technology Center, Inc., held its 18th Annual AAR Research Review March 5-6, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. This year's theme was "Technology Driven Solutions to Improve Safety and Efficiency."
FRA approves WSDOT environmental assessment for Point Defiance Bypass project
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has signed off on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) environmental assessment for the Point Defiance Bypass project.
NS celebrates 100th Anniversary of Ohio River Bridge
March 4, 2013, marked the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the modern version of Norfolk Southern's bridge over the Ohio River between South Point, Ohio, and Kenova, W.Va.
Construction begins on rail-served South Carolina inland port
The South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP) project in Greer, S.C., which will be linked to the Port of Charleston by Norfolk Southern (NS) mainline that provides overnight service between Charleston…
UP named most admired by Fortune
Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the third consecutive year. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in the March…
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