August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Susan Taylor and Solarina Ho
TORONTO â More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
PIERRE â Haulers want premiums for grain cars this summer at prices that donât make financial sense for shippers and producers, according to several members of the state Railroad Board.
In turn, the shortage of cars raises questions about ho…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
WASHINGTON — Leaders of the U.S. energy and rail sectors have agreed to toughen tanker cars for future oil train cargo and to a schedule to retire older model cars that regulators have deemed unsafe, said two industry sources familiar with the plan….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
Some South Dakota communities are in or near what one environmental group calls the âblast zonesâ of railroads that carry oil shipments from North Dakota and Canada.
The group ForestEthics has put together a searchable map at explosive-crude-b…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
BISMARCK â As a North Dakota company prepares to fire up the stateâs first production facility for liquefied natural gas, the nationâs largest railroad is pursuing a switch from diesel-powered to LNG-powered locomotives, potentially opening up …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The CSX Corp. train that derailed and erupted in flames here was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, the kind of oil involved in several other fiery derailments over the last few months, the railroad said on Thu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
NEW YORK – A CSX Corp. train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, with several tank cars spilling oil into the nearby James River, city officials said.
A spokeswoman said several train cars de…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
CASSELTON â The Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new tank car standards, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.
Foxx, meeting with North Dakotaâs federal dele…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
TRENTON — The North Dakota Department of Transportation will temporarily close Highway 1804 about 4 miles west of Trenton, according to a press release.
The highway will close at noon Tuesday so BNSF Railway crews can install a new railroad cross…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com