All Aboard: Rail Issues
- STATE & LOCAL NEWS. // U.S. Rail News;11/18/2009, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p9
The article offers news briefs related to the railroad industry in the U.S. Air pollution rules for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway intermodal yard in San Bernardino, California were considered by state environmental regulators. The proposed 1.2 billion dollars worth of SunRail...
- Rail traffic increased 6.8%. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;5/30/2014, pA02
Rail traffic increased 6.8% in the May 24 week vs. a year ago, the American Assn. of Railroads said. Year-to-date traffic is up 2.9% vs. the same period in '13.
- ECONOMICS. CONNERY, M. P. // America;3/6/1920, Vol. 22 Issue 20, p455
The article focuses on the proposed government ownership of railroads in the U.S. in 1920. There is a possibility that the Democratic party will advocate such ownership. Capitalists are said to be using the government bonds issued to buy the railroads and the payments to finance foreign trade in...
- Subsidized Commuting. // Time;3/5/1965, Vol. 85 Issue 10, p98
The article reports that chiefs of many passenger lines, who have asked for federal or state aid, have gained support from more influential politicians in the U.S. in 1965. Senator Abraham Ribicoff has proposed the creation of a 100 million dollar federal emergency fund to restore the nation's...
- SHORT LINES. // U.S. Rail News;11/18/2009, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p10
The article offers news briefs related to the railroad industry in the U.S. An agreement was reached by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to resolve wage and work rule. A 10.4 million contract was won by Norfolk Southern Railway...
- High speed is high on the agenda. So is frugality. Cupper, Dan // Railway Age;Apr93, Vol. 194 Issue 4, p9
Discusses the Clinton administration's support of high-speed rail (HSR) development. Reasons for open HSR opportunities; High Speed Rail Initiatives Act; Budget for HSR; Solid alternative to building mega-airports; Investment of European countries in HSR development; Emphasis on frugality.
- Making intermodal connections without dipping into ISTEA. Wilner, Frank N. // Railway Age;Jul96, Vol. 197 Issue 7, p14
Discusses developments related to government policy concerning the railroad industry in the United States. Impact of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) on rail intermodal; Features of the decision by the Surface Transportation Board favoring the West Texas...
- Bring back the trains, fast. Kay, Jane Holtz // Christian Science Monitor;7/3/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 153, p11
Discusses rail transportation in the United States, in light of Amtrak's 30th anniversary, and offers data pertaining to funding of the railway and improvements in the system, according to information given at an American Public Transportation Association conference.
- Golden age beckons for US rail. Kiernan, Vincent // New Scientist;5/8/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1872, p6
Reports on government plan to build a network of high-speed railways that will help save energy, reduce pollution, more efficient use of land and reduce congestion. Magnetic levitation trains; Cost of project; Bill Clinton's policy; Improvement of existing network; Scope of plan; Congressional...