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Coos Bay becomes EPA SmartWay partner

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently named Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) a member in its SmartWay® Transport Partnership program.

EPA noted CBR's commitment to improve fuel efficient, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. CBR has become the 19th rail carrier to become a SmartWay member, joining its sister company the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad. ARG Transportation Services operates both lines.

The SmartWay program will help CBR track fuel usage, further improve fuel efficiency and further reduce emissions, according to a press release. Launched 10 years ago, the program includes a partnership in which freight carriers and shippers commit to benchmark operations, track fuel consumption and improve performance. It also provides a testing, verification and designation program to help freight companies identify equipment, technology and strategies that save fuel and lower emissions.

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