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2014-08-12 16:20:44

VANCOUVER, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada today released its investigation report (R13E0015) into the January 2013 collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a road grader at a level crossing near Paynton, Saskatchewan. The driver of the road grader was killed in the accident. The locomotive and 16 tank cars carrying dangerous goods derailed. Approximately 106 000 litres of crude oil was released from 4 cars. On 24 January 2013,...

2014-08-08 08:20:46

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has reported its carbon performance and strategic efforts in the past year to lower the railroad's greenhouse gas emissions, driving improved operating efficiencies and customer service. The company's seventh annual public disclosure to CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, describes investments in technologies and network improvements reducing the railroad's carbon footprint while expanding freight...

2014-08-05 08:22:36

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on 19 August 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, to make public its report (R13D0054) on the investigation into the July 2013 derailment of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Information about the exact venue location will be announced on 11 August 2014, as well as details about an official webcast. THIS EVENT WILL...

2014-08-04 16:21:04

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and CSX are partnering with local greening organizations to strengthen and reestablish urban tree canopies. As part of ACTrees' National NeighborWoods(®) Month in October, 30 communities across the country will receive CSX Tree Giveaway Grants and CSX Restoration Grants. "ACTrees appreciates CSX's long-standing passion for community greening and the work our members are doing," says Executive Director...

2014-08-04 12:20:46

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX and The Conservation Fund today announced a program of grants aimed at improving the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to communities in need. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood. One of the contributors to these so-called "food deserts" is the lack of infrastructure to distribute fresh food to markets. As a leading supplier of efficient...

2014-07-31 16:20:49

Commuter Station in Master-Planned Community to Open in 2017; Location in Town Center Will Help Create Transit-Oriented Development DUMPHRIES, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today joined a host of federal, state, local and railroad officials at the Potomac Shores master-planned community in the groundbreaking for a new Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station in Potomac Shores. The station is expected to open in 2017....

2014-07-31 12:21:01

NORFOLK, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation has earned a place on Inbound Logistics' 2014 75 Green Supply Chain Partners list in recognition of sustainable supply chain, logistics, and transportation practices. The transportation industry magazine cited Norfolk Southern's Trees and Trains tree-planting initiative and its investments in track and rail facilities to increase freight rail capacity across the company's eastern U.S. network. "Norfolk...

2014-07-29 12:22:34

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Rickoff, a highly experienced travel retail professional who has served the industry for over 40 years, has joined Hudson Group as Vice President, Business Development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060705/NYW034LOGO Mark will have responsibility for building Hudson's business relationships in both new and existing markets. He will report to Mike Mullaney, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy &...

2014-07-28 23:02:04

Project part of agency’s plan to eliminate paper ticketing SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, has been awarded a contract for more than $8 million to convert existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload devices for SmarTrip®, the contactless smart card for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)....

2014-07-28 12:21:43

With commercial alignment driving grain supply chain back in sync, CN's Claude Mongeau urges Ottawa to carefully limit the scope of new rail regulations MONTREAL, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today Canada's rail transportation system is ready to accommodate the new harvest with a solid throughput rate in line with the grain supply chain. The supply chain will also be able to address the excess carry-over from last year's extraordinary crop by as...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.