News: Canada - Government & Railway Association of Canada on track towards a cleaner, greener rail system
The Government and Railway Association of Canada have announced a new agreement that will help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the rail sector.
Saturday, 19th May 2007
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the four large Canadian railway companies (Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Via Rail and Go Transit) is a first step in a broader plan to reduce air pollution from railway operations consistent with the requirements of the world-leading standards of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The MOU includes agreement to upgrade, upon remanufacturing, all high-horsepower locomotives and all medium horse-power locomotives to EPA emissions standards.
FER warns against engine reman fraud
The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) has asked the industry to be on the look-out for suspicious engine remanufacturers, after increased fraudulent activity and "sub-standard and unprofessional work".