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February 20, 2014

Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Officials for the Los Angeles-based commuter rail service vowed to act a year ahead of the mandated federal deadline for the positive train control technology.


August 28, 2013

Calif. rail crossing project delivered under budget, ahead of schedule

Transportation officials estimate the project will deliver $241 million in travel time savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34,000 tons annually.


June 12, 2013

Ill. mayor calls for more rail support

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for Springfield’s economy.


May 29, 2013

Feds to investigate Md. freight rail crash

NTSB officials said late Tuesday that the collision occurred at a private crossing where the only marking was a stop sign.


March 6, 2013

BNSF to test LNG use in road locomotives

Freight co. has been working with the two principal locomotive manufacturers, GE and EMD, a unit of Caterpillar, to develop the natural gas engine technology that will be used in the pilot.


April 4, 2012

Florida co. may build private passenger rail

Florida East Coast Industries’ “All Aboard Florida” would connect Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Orlando and utilize the 200 miles of track between these cities the company already owns and uses for freight.


May 11, 2011

Bombardier unveils ‘Last Mile Diesel’ AC locomotive

Premiered its TRAXX AC locomotive with a supplementary diesel motor at this year’s Transport Logistic trade fair, taking place in Munich, Germany from May 10 to 13. The technology eliminates the need to change locomotives in shunting areas of a rail network.


January 15, 2009

Rail group forms to advocate investment

OneRail Coalition, brings passenger and freight rail stakeholders together for the first time, to bridge the goals of expanding intercity and commuter passenger and rail options across the country.


January 15, 2009

U.S. DOT to improve border travel efficiency

The Cascade Gateway Project will provide border-crossing wait time and travel condition information to drivers and freight carriers, using sensors to provide pre-trip and en-route wait times on crossing the border to reduce congestion.


October 2, 2008

CSX wins Mass. rail contract

The agreement includes the addition of five commuter trains, while leaving open the possibility of additional trains as rail capacity is created. It will also create the ability of area companies to ship or receive products on double-stack rail cars.


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