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Amtrak quietly ends student, AAA discounts
WASHINGTON - Amtrak officials have quietly ended discounts for students and AAA members and raised the age requirement for senior discounts to 65. The discounts, which offered up to 10 percent off tickets, were discontinued earlier this year as part of a shift in strategy for the...
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February 3, 2018
Heitkamp introduces bill to require two-person freight train crews to improve rail safety
FARGO — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, has introduced a bill aimed at improving rail safety by requiring two-person crews on freight trains....
February 3, 2018 - 1:35pm
October 24, 2017
Rail industry phasing out tank cars involved in Casselton derailment ahead of deadline
BISMARCK — Amid declining shipments, the rail industry is phasing out "less-safe" tank cars carrying crude oil ahead of rapidly approaching...
October 24, 2017 - 12:27pm
August 23, 2017
Grand Forks rail bridge fire had human cause; repairs near completion
GRAND FORKS — Workers repairing part of the Grand Forks railroad bridge after the structure was engulfed in flames last week could be finished...
August 23, 2017 - 7:44pm
July 3, 2017
Train derailment spills 20,000 gallons of crude oil in Illinois
About 20,000 gallons of crude oil belonging to Exxon Mobil Corp was released after a Canadian National Railway Co freight train derailed on Friday at Plainfield, Illinois. The cause of the derailment was unknown, a filing with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday....
July 3, 2017 - 1:33pm
Several passengers injured when Amtrak train derails in Washington state
An Amtrak train with more than 250 people aboard derailed on Sunday near Puget Sound in Washington state, injuring several passengers, although...
July 3, 2017 - 7:59am
June 13, 2017
High winds push rail cars, cause derailment near ND mill
GRAND FORKS — High winds caused a train car to partially derail Tuesday, June 13, after pushing a string of 15 empty cars as far as a...
June 13, 2017 - 2:23pm
May 26, 2017
All aboard: Passenger steam locomotive to visit Fargo area next week
FARGO — A vintage steam locomotive will chug through southeastern North Dakota soon, pulling excursion cars and giving people a rare opportunity...
May 26, 2017 - 7:06pm
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
January 25, 2017
Man struck, killed by train in eastern ND identified
THOMPSON, N.D. -- A Thompson man killed after being struck by a train Monday morning, Jan. 23, has been identified. Ron Shannon was pronounced...
January 25, 2017 - 2:53pm
May 26, 2015
Amtrak to install cameras to monitor train engineers after crash
Amtrak plans to install video cameras to monitor the engineers of locomotives on its heavily traveled routes in the northeastern United States
May 26, 2015 - 4:39pm
May 11, 2015
Ranier, Minn. busiest rail crossing
RANIER, Minn.—Every day of every week of every month, nearly two dozen trains plod through the small border town of Ranier. It's a tiny spot on the map—the road sign says Ranier has only 199 residents—but the Canadian National Railway border crossing just east...
May 11, 2015 - 7:11am
April 17, 2015
U.S. calls for more oil train inspections, other safety measures
WASHINGTON - Oil train operators must have detailed information on hand about the possible risks of their cargo in case of an accident and perform more thorough checks before moving on the tracks, U.S. transportation officials said on Friday. U.S.
April 17, 2015 - 4:21pm
April 1, 2015
Casselton oil train engineer involved in crash sues railroad
FARGO -- The engineer of an oil tanker train that exploded after derailing near Casselton in 2013 is suing the railroad, claiming its negligence caused the fiery wreck that has left him with post post-traumatic stress disorder. Bryan Thompson of Fargo was operating the oil tanker...
April 1, 2015 - 7:01am
March 6, 2015
White House mulled, then balked at curbing explosive gas on oil trains
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota, where much of the fuel originates. Current and former administration officials told Reuters...
March 6, 2015 - 7:58am