Posts Tagged “train pollution”

China makes its own magnetic train

Originally published on Beijing: A Chinese locomotive company has rolled out the country’s first home-made magnetically levitated (maglev) train that creates less pollution than the conventional ones and ideal for transport in the urban and ecologically fragile tourist areas. The low-cost three-carriage train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 100 km […]

Train spill in northwest Minnesota requires month-long cleanup

Originally published on Article by: LARRY OAKES A truck-train crash in northwest Minnesota released 30,000 gallons of a petroleum-based chemical. Officials estimated on Monday that it would take two more weeks to finish cleaning up 30,000 gallons of a petroleum-based chemical that spilled from a train car after a semi-trailer truck hit it last month […]

Cap-and-trade program could provide funds for high-speed rail

Originally published on By Tim Sheehan A new financing strategy is a centerpiece of a revised business plan that state leaders will unveil Monday in Fresno for the proposed high-speed train system. Rather than rely on uncertain future federal transportation funds, money from the auction of air-pollution credits — the state’s “cap-and-trade” program — […]