GE technology is designed to help move rail freight faster

06/21/2010 | Erie Times-News (Pa.)

A General Electric technology called RailEdge Movement aims to revolutionize freight-train traffic. Even as Norfolk Southern and other Class I railroads make physical improvements to their networks, this GE software will help railroads move freight faster without laying a single track, write GE CEO Jeff Immelt and NS CEO Wick Moorman. Meanwhile, economists said the nation could save 1 billion gallons yearly in fuel by switching only 10% of long-distance freight from highways to railways.

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