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Railway Transportation

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  • Railroad union urges tougher safety standards on tracks

    Union officials say tougher inspection and maintenance standards for railroad tracks could help prevent dangerous derailments of trains carrying crude oil.
  • Rolling pipeline raises concerns for Aurora, Naperville, Elgin leaders

    Rolling pipeline raises concerns for Aurora, Naperville, Elgin leaders
    As Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner watches mile-long trains of black tank cars full of crude oil from North Dakota roll through the heart of Illinois' second-biggest city, he wonders what would happen if they would derail, start to burn and even explode. One...

    Bus riders want expanded Dash

    The city would like to see the commuter bus line to Chicago expanded with another bus and another round-trip offering. "It's very much needed," said Taylor Wegrzyn, the assistant city planner who oversees Valparaiso's commuter lines. "We're full just...

    Union Pacific 1Q profit grows 6 percent but volume slows

    Union Pacific's first-quarter profit improved 6 percent but fell short of expectations as railroad shipping volume slowed 2 percent on weak coal demand and a labor dispute at West Coast ports. The Omaha, Nebraska, company reported $1.15 billion in net...

    Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified

    Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified
    Update - 9:30 a.m.: Newport News Police identified the man struck and killed by a train Monday night as 24-year-old Stanley Bernard Smith, Jr., of Newport News. Police got the call that a man had been hit by a CSX train near the Denbigh Boulevard...