USA: California Air Resources Board has approved a rule that will ban diesel locomotives more than 23 years old from operating in the state from 2030 whereas new incoming locomotives will be emission-free.
US: Major American manufacturers are working on several series of locomotives which are expected to reduce significantly emissions compared to conventional diesel traction.
US: Operators are advised by USDOT to speed up the purchase or refurbishment of tank cars for the transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids to DOT-117/DOT-117R safety standards. Approximately 8% of the tank fleet in North America may require renewal.
USA: The facility will be located on a site covering 809,000 sq. m in Lexington, North Carolina.
USA: This year the RailPulse joint venture is preparing to bring a telemetry platform to the market, providing real-time visibility of location, health, etc of the railcar.
Canada, US: The producer received an order to deliver 3 trains for Canadian operator Ontario Northland. At the same time the manufacturer finished designing push-pull Venture trains under a large-scale contract with Amtrak.
USA: Wabtec together with scientific laboratories and the Convergent Science company will work to create a control system for the engine that is to burn a hydrogen-diesel mixture.
USA: The operator presented two seven-car trains manufactured at the Stadler plant in Salt Lake City. It is planned that 19 such trains will be put into operation on the San Francisco-San Jose line in 2024.
USA: A $1.7 bln option would allow the manufacturer to expand the contract with the MTA to supply 1,175 metro cars. At the same time, Kawasaki announced that the delivery of the first trains was delayed by 1.5 years.