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STB releases SAC rate reasonableness methodology study A Surface Transportation Board study on the Board’s SAC (stand-alone cost) rate reasonableness methodology is complete and can be downloaded at the link below.

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The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) on Sept. 22 released an independent study it commissioned from InterVISTAS Consulting LLC that examined the STB’s approach to freight rail rate regulation and options for simplification of that approach. Edward R. Hamberger,...
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Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has entered into a contract with short line holding company Watco Companies, LLC to provide PTC (positive train control) program management and back office hosting services. Through this arrangement, which HTI describes as a “strategic partnership,” HTI...
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Canadian Pacific joined the Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB), which released a study on September 19, in reiterating support for the Minister of Transport to implement Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders (LVVR) as soon as possible. CP added that it believes...
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Federal Railroad Administration data says the percentage of rail workers who tested positive in random drug tests increased to 0.53% in 2015 from 0.37% in 2014, following five years of stable rates. As such, FRA is implementing expanded random drug testing...
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The Surface Transportation Board is advising the public of an upcoming change to its Internet website address. After the close of business on Friday, September 9, 2016, the agency’s website address will be converted to “www.stb.gov” replacing its current address,...

stb-website
The Surface Transportation Board is advising the public of an upcoming change to its Internet website address. After the close of business on Friday, September 9, 2016, the agency’s website address will be converted to “www.stb.gov” replacing its current address,...
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The Greenbrier Companies announced Sept. 8, 2016 that its subsidiary, Greenbrier Management Services LLC (GMS) has expanded its railcar asset management business with the launch of a new Regulatory Services Group led by James H. Rader, Vice President of Regulatory...
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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Sept. 8, 2016 announced its annual determination of revenue adequacy for U.S. Class I freight railroads for 2015. Of the "Big Seven" (five U.S. carriers and two U.S. subsidiaries of Canadian roads), four made...
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In a Sept. 1, 2016 monthly progress report letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Senate and House transportation appropriations committees and all relevant subcommittees, Surface Transportation Board Chairman Dan Elliott said the Board’s pending rulemaking...
Hey, Mr. Trump! Yeah you! The guy with the odd orange hairdo. You interested in supporting an American industry that invests billions of private capital, building worthwhile things, instead of constructing that ridiculous, narcissism-inspired, “beautiful” Mexico-financed wall you want to...