January 4, 2009, 1pm PST
A new agreement has been made that would divert more freight train traffic through Chicago area suburbs. Local communities upset about the increased traffic are expected to challenge the decision.
November 11, 2008, 12pm PST
In a time of plummeting oil prices, one might think rail would lose business to trucks, but the freight business is more detailed. In this interview with Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Mathew Rose, one gains an insight into freight rail's future.
August 29, 2008, 10am PDT
Rail freight providers are ramping up as the cost of transporting a shipping container by truck becomes prohibitive.
July 2, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A new study suggests that getting freight onto trains and off of trucks would have a significant impact on traffic.</p>
June 5, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A peaceful suburb wanting to preserve its tranquility is pitted against a large rail company attempting to lessen freight congestion around Chicago by running its trains through it and other suburbs on an existing rail line it hopes to purchase.</p>
Associated Press via Miami Herald