Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis
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.
Oil, Sand Railcars Compete for Track Space in Permian Basin
Oil producers may be getting in their own way in the race to pump crude from the fertile Permian Basin.
Canada’s Rail Crunch Adds to Soaring Cost of Lumber
Just when it seemed lumber prices couldn’t surge any higher, problems for Canada’s railways mean the rally could continue.
GE Is in Talks to Unload Rail Business in Deal With Wabtec
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
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.
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.
Rail Bottlenecks Ease in North Dakota Since Oil Bust
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.
Trailer Orders Rise 19% in April to 20,200; Positive Trend Continues for 7th Month
U.S. trailer orders in April rose 19% in what analysts said was an extended growth cycle that shows no signs of reversing.
Trailer Orders Exceed 20,000 in April
U.S. orders for trailers in April were about 20,000 and posted strong year-over-year gains, analysts said.
Manufacturers Want Trailer GHG Rule Included in Trump Campaign to Roll Back Regulations
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.