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Railway Transportation

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  • Railroad weeds a growing irritation for Plainfield homeowner

    Railroad weeds a growing irritation for Plainfield homeowner
    In summers past, Patty Canavan's son would trim the weeds that rise freely along the railroad tracks behind her Plainfield house. Her son is now grown and has moved away — and there are stalks that tower more than 10 feet tall, dwarfing her...
  • Blumenthal Says He Will Push For Improved Rail Safety

    WEST HAVEN — Even though Metro-North last year became the symbol of slipshod operations, railroad safety is a growing concern across the country and deserves federal intervention, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday. Setting tougher rules for...
  • EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight

     EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight
    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...
  • Martha Musgrove: No quieting All Aboard Florida furor

    In his day, Florida's visionary Henry Flagler was a complex, risk-taking entrepreneur, adept at playing hard-ball to get what he wanted. He didn't always play fair, but as he built his railroad he was careful to also build the markets needed to sustain...
  • Why 'rethinking' California's bullet train would kill it

    To the editor: I take issue with state Sen. Kevin de Leon's (D-Los Angeles) desire to reconfigure the construction of California's high-speed rail system. Too many have worked too hard to start all over again, as De Leon suggests. In fact, $3.4 billion in...
  • Updates on hospital refund, noisy roosters and overgrown vegetation

    Updates on hospital refund, noisy roosters and overgrown vegetation
    Barbara Hattan waited nine months to contact "What's Your Problem?" about her missing $70 refund from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Satisfaction came much faster after she was featured in the June 15 column. The money arrived in her...
  • There are better job creators than high-speed rail

    To the editor: I believe that Madeline Janis has it all wrong. I have no issue with her recommendation that the U.S. develop the capability to manufacture high-speed rail cars and "high-tech aluminum trains." ("High-speed job creation for California," Op-...
  • Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

    WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local...
  • Railroads give up attempts to keep crude oil shipment data secret

    WASHINGTON The nation's largest haulers of crude oil by rail on Tuesday appeared to abandon their insistence that information about such shipments could not be shared publicly for security reasons. Meanwhile, states, including some that had previously...
  • Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says

    Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says
    A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.   But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....