Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis

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A major roadblock in Minneapolis involving how its Southwest light rail and freight trains operate close to one another has been resolved, freeing local transit planners to apply for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to help pay for the project.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 20, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil, Sand Railcars Compete for Track Space in Permian Basin

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Oil producers may be getting in their own way in the race to pump crude from the fertile Permian Basin.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2018
Business, Logistics

Canada’s Rail Crunch Adds to Soaring Cost of Lumber

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Just when it seemed lumber prices couldn’t surge any higher, problems for Canada’s railways mean the rally could continue.

Jen Skerritt | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

GE Is in Talks to Unload Rail Business in Deal With Wabtec

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co., the beleaguered manufacturer undergoing a strategic review, is in talks to sell its century-old locomotive business to rail-equipment maker Wabtec Corp., according to people familiar with the matter

Ed Hammond Aaron Kirchfeld and Rick Clough | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

BNSF Plans $90 Million Rail Improvements in Minnesota


BNSF Railway Co. said March 9 it will invest about $90 million this year to maintain its freight rail network in Minnesota.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
March 13, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking

Several speakers at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2017

Rail Bottlenecks Ease in North Dakota Since Oil Bust

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In 2014, railcar space was prime real estate that was high in demand. A conglomerate of factors had come together to bottleneck North Dakota rail shipments.

April Baumgarten | Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald
June 12, 2017
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Trailer Orders Rise 19% in April to 20,200; Positive Trend Continues for 7th Month

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U.S. trailer orders in April rose 19% in what analysts said was an extended growth cycle that shows no signs of reversing.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Trailer Orders Exceed 20,000 in April

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

U.S. orders for trailers in April were about 20,000 and posted strong year-over-year gains, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Equipment

Manufacturers Want Trailer GHG Rule Included in Trump Campaign to Roll Back Regulations

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association has expanded its offensive against the part of the federal Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule that concerns trailers by asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider a Trump administration executive order intended to prune burdensome regulations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2017