Washington, DC, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Diesel Technology Forum today announced the first in a five-part series of virtual events that will explore strategies for reducing greenhouse gases and other issues in key sectors of the economy. The first in the series focuses on powering the future of passenger and freight rail. The session will take place on Thursday, August 12 from 2-3:15 p.m. ET.
“Our national focus is on strategies to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. In the transport sector, the greatest attention is paid to emissions from highways, passenger vehicles and commercial trucks, which are the main sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But there are considerable innovations and developments in efficiency in other sectors beyond the highway. This is the focus of our 2021 virtual event series Beyond the highwayand we start with a session on rail transportation of goods and people,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, an educational association representing manufacturers of diesel engines, vehicles and equipment.
Railroads are a key aspect of the nation’s transportation system, with a network of more than 140,000 miles of track crisscrossing America’s freight railroads accounting for 40% of long-distance freight volume. More than 12.7 billion passenger-miles were traveled in 2019 on commuter trains.
This session features industry leaders in advanced rail technologies – Caterpillar and Cummins – who will share their insights into the state of rail technology and highlight efficiencies and opportunities for reducing GHGs and emissions. other emissions from this sector today and in the future.
There is no cost to attend the event but seating is limited, so register now!
- Regina Barringer, General Manager of Rail and Defense, Cummins
- Doug Biagini, Senior Project Manager for Global Repower and Rail Engine Applications, Caterpillar
Who should be present: Federal transportation, infrastructure and environmental policy makers, state and local policy makers; NGOs active in railway matters, port authorities, commercial and popular media covering this sector, customers and users of railway operations, and others with a stake or interest in the railway industry.
Other upcoming Beyond the Highway virtual series include: September 15: Marine; Dates and speakers from agriculture, construction and power generation will be announced shortly.
Participation in this virtual event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register now!
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