The California Department of Transportation announced on Feb. 14 a $127 million agreement with Stadler Rail AG to expand its fleet of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered passenger trains.
Wabtec and its striking union workers have reached a tentative agreement that could end a two-month strike that saw about 1,400 people walk off the job at its Pennsylvania plant.August 31, 2023
California’s Air Resources Board voted April 27 to approve a rule that would ban the use of locomotive engines more than 23 years old by 2030 and increase the use of zero-emission tech at ports and railyards.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Nov. 9 it will consider adopting stricter rules on locomotive emissions in response to concerns raised by California regulators.
General Motors Co. and Wabtec Corp. have signed a nonbinding agreement to build locomotive engines using the automaker’s Ultium electric battery and its Hydrotec hydrogen fuel-cell system, the companies said June 15.
A shortage of locomotives to power intermodal and other rail freight is looming because of restrictions on future production and current constraints stemming from carrier delays, industry experts said.December 15, 2014