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(Source: The Robot Report ) By The Robot Report Staff | July 16, 2019 This groundbreaking collaboration is the first deployment of self-driving vehicles at a U.S. rail yard, said the companies. Harbor Rail and COAST teams have identified a number of areas where autonomous vehicles can add value, including staff transportation, delivery of supplies and equipment, perimeter security, and…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/13/2020) While U.S. freight railroads’ traffic slump continued during the week ending Feb. 8, Canadian and Mexican railroads reported traffic increases, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S. railroads logged 485,329 carloads and intermodal units for the week, down 6.6 percent compared to the same week last year. The railroads hauled 232,116…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/13/2020) The National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC) yesterday announced that a federal court in Texas has issued an order allowing freight railroads to begin negotiations over train crew staffing with the union that represents conductors. The court’s decision confirms that the union’s objections to collective bargaining must be arbitrated and, in the meantime, negotiations…

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(Source: Opinion column by Ben Campbell published in the Palestine Herald-Press, February 12, 2020. Mr. Campbell is Vice President of the Texas State Railroad Authority Board.) PALESTINE, Texas — In 1872, the rails of the Houston & Great Northern RR reached Palestine from Crockett and connected with the east-west International railroad line. The railroad would…

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(Source: Television station KING5, February 12, 2020) SEATTLE — Amtrak will pay more than $10 million to one of the dozens of passengers injured in a train derailment near DuPont in 2017. Donnell Linton suffered serious injuries and trauma when the train he was on derailed and plunged onto Interstate 5, killing three people. Full…

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