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Recycled plastic ties coming to some U.S. railroads

Axion scores a $15 million deal to provide railroad ties made from the same material as the Army's plastic bridges.

By Feb. 2, 2011


Telcos, as sick as railroads?

The railroads didn't survive technology change with their power intact. Can telephone companies?

By Aug. 25, 2004


Name your own price for a Sid Meier game bundle

Civilization, anyone? And more Civilization? And air combat and railroad management? It's all here, and with a nice kickback to charity.

By Feb. 5, 2014


Modder Ben Heck tailors guitar for one-armed player

How do you play a guitar when you only have one arm? Supermodder Ben Heck modified a guitar for a musician who lost his arm in an accident.

By Nov. 8, 2013


The event that really 'won' the west

Recalling the "golden spike" that connected a continent, a moment that was as transformational to 19th century America as the Internet is to early 21st century America.

By May. 11, 2012


DHS disputes memo on purported railway computer breach

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security and railroad industry say there was no targeted attack on a railway company.

By Jan. 25, 2012


U.S. gov't awards $2.4 billion for high-speed rail

A total of $2.4 billion will go to 23 states as part of federal public works project to build high-speed city-to-city passenger service across the U.S.

By Nov. 3, 2010


'Marketing Myopia' isn't

The Marketing 101 dictum to define yourself by markets rather than technology isn't especially useful as a business rule.

By Sep. 16, 2008


Trains to answer traffic, cost, pollution cries?

Shifting 25 percent of U.S. freight from trucks to trains could put nearly $1,000 in your pocket, according to the Association of American Railroads-backed Congestion Relief Index.

By Jul. 1, 2008


AT&T chief to FCC: Speed up those spectrum license transfers

Randall Stephenson says it's clear that regulators don't like mega-mergers. But, he says, they should hasten the process for transferring spectrum -- or the industry faces a dire capacity shortage.

By Jun. 6, 2012