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Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Canada's transportation safety board says the government needs to implement tougher new standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target. Full Story

Most wrongful-death lawsuits settled in listeria outbreak

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:05 PM

The Canadian government has proposed tough new standards for rail tank cars used to transport crude oil in response to a string of fiery crashes. Full Story

Market to Market (February 20, 2015)

posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Market to Market (February 20, 2015)
Full Program: A train carrying millions of gallons of crude from the Bakken Shale of North Dakota ignites a massive fireball in West Virginia. Litigants prepare ‘a case for clean water’ as a municipal utility in Iowa sues counties upstream over excessive... Full Story

Dayton: Pipelines part of solution to rail backlog

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton says more oil pipelines are part of the solution to a rail backlog that has clogged agricultural shipments across Minnesota. Full Story

North Dakota Mulls Rules to Make Crude Safer for Shipment

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

North Dakota's top energy industry regulator unveiled new rules Thursday that would require companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's shipped by rail. Full Story

Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Full Story

Market to Market (December 20, 2013)

posted on December 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Market to Market (December 20, 2013)
Full Program: Arid conditions stoke wildfires in California, but the rest of the country could see a break in the weather. The “Oracle of Omaha” gets a larger stake in wind power, as lawmakers call for reforms in renewable energy policy. Locomotives roll... Full Story

Union Pacific Profit Jumps 43 Pct as Demand Rises

posted on April 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM

OMAHA, Neb — Union Pacific said Thursday that stronger shipping demand drove the railroad's first-quarter profit 43 percent higher and suggested the economy is improving. Full Story

Cattle-Based Fuel Runs Oklahoma - Texas Passenger Train

posted on April 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

ABOARD THE HEARTLAND FLYER (AP) -- Amtrak began an experiment Tuesday to let cows produce horsepower. Full Story

Market to Market (February 12, 2010)

posted on February 12, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Market to Market (February 12, 2010)
Full Program: Secretary Vilsack terminates the mandatory animal ID program. The Agriculture Department predicts a hefty increase in net farm income. And the “Fresh Express” delivers the goods from coast to coast while saving millions of gallons of fuel. Those... Full Story

Update: Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 2

posted on February 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Update: Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors  Part 2
This is an update of a feature that aired in May 2009. The Fresh Express is the nation’s first and only nonstop rail unit for perishables and guarantees a maximum five-day cross-country transit. Temperatures inside each 64-foot car are constantly... Full Story

Market to Market (February 5, 2010)

posted on February 5, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Market to Market (February 5, 2010)
Full Program: After pledging to cut costs, President Obama offers up the largest federal budget in history. Across the nation, ethanol producers give mixed reviews to the final Renewable Fuels Standard. Down at the rail yard, an innovative program connects... Full Story

Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 1

posted on February 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 1
A pair of train routes collectively known as the “Fresh Express” is connecting farmers to consumers on the East Coast. Full Story

Archer Daniels Sues Railroads

posted on March 28, 2008 at 8:03 PM

Archer Daniels Sues Railroads
Archer Daniels, Union Pacific, BNSF Railway Co., CSX Tranportation, Northfolk Southern Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway Full Story

Agricultural Shipments Help Spur Rail Revenue Increase

posted on April 20, 2007 at 8:04 PM

Union Pacific Corp reported a 24 percent jump in first-quarter net income this week as revenue rose 4 percent for the largest U.S railroad. Full Story
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