This article takes a look at the past and future of rail in America, with an emphasis on one surprise success story.
Nov 18, 2009 BBC News
Caltrain, the California passenger rail train, intends to electrify its rail system by the time high-speed rail comes online. This is at odds with freight railroads, however, and may lead to an increase in trucks on the road.
Aug 31, 2009 San Jose Mercury News
Where are all the trains? Chicago suburbs worried about an expected increase in freight trains due to the CN purchase of a rail spur through their backyard, but that worry has not materialized after the acquisition.
Aug 4, 2009 Chicago Sun-Times
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a report, "Achieving the Vision: Intercity Passenger Rail" to guide investment of the $8 billion Recovery Act and future funding on passenger and freight rail.
May 29, 2009 AASHTO Press Release
While the U.S. waffles over its stimulus package, China is two months into a grand countrywide transportation facelift, building high-speed rail, expanding freight capacity and generally beefing up the country's mobility.
Jan 26, 2009 The New York Times
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.
Jan 4, 2009 Chicago Tribune
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.
Nov 11, 2008 Business Week
Rail freight providers are ramping up as the cost of transporting a shipping container by truck becomes prohibitive.
Aug 29, 2008 The Republican
<p>A new study suggests that getting freight onto trains and off of trucks would have a significant impact on traffic.</p>
Jul 2, 2008 Memphis Business Journal
<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>
Jun 5, 2008 Associated Press via Miami Herald