| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Norfolk Southern Corp. reported record profit of $562 million, a 21 percent increase, in the second quarter. The RailJournal.com reports that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is helping boost the railroad company's revenue.
Revenue increased 9 percent...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
If the proposed Wrigley Field renovation gets completed, the team would be in line for an $8.5 million property tax break, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Wednesday.
Cubs ownership would be in line for an $8.5 million property...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| May 21, 2013
As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August.
We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
| Jul 17, 2013
With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:43 PM
A worn and fractured rail along train tracks through Ellicott City caused the coal train derailment that killed two women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
In its final report on the accident, the NTSB said it found...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Two major Eastern railroads have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from disclosing their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Hoping to avoid the dangers of walking along busy Chestnut Street, two young men working at an Emmaus landscaping business probably thought they were taking the "safer" shortcut from their job site to the bus that would take them home to Allentown,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen.
A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Hampton Roads professionals have been named to the Virginia Port Authority Board, the Board for Architects, the Council on Aging and the Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates.
Here are the local board appointments recently announced by Gov....