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Railroads Push Against Oil Industry Demands for Storage in Rail Cars

NEW YORK — Railroads are clamping down on rising demand from oil companies to store crude in rail cars due to safety concerns, sources said, even as the number of places available to stockpile oil is rapidly dwindling. Oil demand …

NJ Transit Withholds Braking-Project Costs as ‘Trade Secret’

New Jersey Transit is withholding the growing cost of one of its biggest-ever capital projects, an emergency rail-braking system ordered by Congress. In 2017, the so-called positive train control system had a cost of at least $320 million, more than …

Trump Plan to Ship Natural Gas by Rail Stokes ‘Bomb Train’ Fears

About the photo: Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada’s Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. Photographer: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump …

Railroads Back Retrofitting Flammable Liquid Cars

U.S. railroads are supporting new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids to address flaws that can allow crude oil, ethanol and other substances to leak during accidents. The Association of American Railroads said Thursday that railroads support …