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September 23, 2014
Mineta institute releases study on "automated transit networks" Cities should seriously consider transport systems that operate without crews according to a 256... More »
BERLIN – Seeing Machines Limited has signed a strategic agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel related to in-cab operator fatigue and distraction monit... More »
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PORTLAND, Maine – Members of the American Association of Private Car Owners attending the organization’s annual convention this week heard Amtrak of... More »
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PHILADELPHIA – Two friends have settled the debate over which is the faster way to travel along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington &ndas... More »
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BALTIMORE – CSX Transportation and the Alliance for Community Trees have completed the final tree plantings of the 1812 Trees Initiative, a multi-year cam... More »
WASHINGTON – The Surface Transportation Board has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates poten... More »
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Chicago might have more trains, and St. Louis a big shiny arch, but Kansas City is the ton-mile king, with over 1 billion tons passing through the city (or above it, on flyovers) in 2003. That is 15 percent more tons than Chicago. What is remarkable... More »
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