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(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/15/2020) The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is studying transit options that include rail for reducing traffic congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The department is working with the Utah Transit Authority and the U.S. Forest Service on a plan for an integrated transportation system that would improve the reliability, mobility and safety for residents, visitors, and commuters who use State…

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(Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 13, 2020) PITTSBURGH, Pa. — An Elizabeth man pleaded guilty to sabotaging railroad signals at multiple locations in Allegheny County, federal prosecutors said Monday. William Curry Brown, 26, admitted to removing and vandalizing equipment along CSX Transportation railroads in November 2017. Full story: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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(Source: Financial Times, January 13, 2020) NEW YORK — The U.S.’s supply of natural gas may soon be transported by train, enabling energy shippers to sidestep congested pipelines in parts of the country. Full story: Financial Times Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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(Source: Reuters, January 13, 2020) NEW YORK — U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry, according to data from the federal government and Thomson Reuters. The coal industry has been in steep decline for a decade due to…

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