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February 18, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Attention on HSR upstages the vital U.S. freight rail network
    The attention given to high-speed rail in the U.S. is far more than that given to the freight rail system, even though freight rail is "a great asset to our economy and environment," says Christopher Barkan, director of the RailTEC center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Edward Hamberger, CEO and president of AAR, also discusses the interconnected freight network "that binds this country together" in this NPR broadcast. National Public Radio (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Infrastructure & Economic Spotlight  
  • Economic indicators are expected to point upward
    An indicator this week for the U.S. economy is expected to reveal continued strength in the housing market as measured by construction. Meanwhile, a business-outlook gauge is projected to turn modestly positive this month, from negative last month. MarketWatch (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Energy & Environmental Watch 
  • BNSF mulls natural gas facility in N.D. for locomotive fuel
    BNSF is considering the prospects of using natural gas as an alternative for locomotive fuel through a proposed processing facility and refueling station in North Dakota. The project has the support of Gov. Jack Dalrymple. "North Dakota's vast natural gas resources and location within the BNSF rail system would make our state the ideal place to build and operate a natural gas processing plant and locomotive refueling station," he said. Minot Daily News (N.D.) (2/16), The Bismarck Tribune (N.D.) (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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