Freight Rail

August 4, 2009, 5am PDT
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.
Chicago Sun-Times
May 29, 2009, 8am PDT
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.
AASHTO Press Release
January 26, 2009, 8am PST
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.
The New York Times
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.
Chicago Tribune
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.
Business Week
August 29, 2008, 10am PDT
Rail freight providers are ramping up as the cost of transporting a shipping container by truck becomes prohibitive.
The Republican
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>
Memphis Business Journal
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
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