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Fauth Trump’s second NMB nominee Gerald W. (Trey) Fauth III will be nominated by President Trump to the second of two open Republican slots on the three-member National Mediation Board, according to a June 22 White House press release.

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The Surface Transportation Board Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF) will host a public “listening session” (hearing) on July 25, 2017 “to hear stakeholders’ views on streamlining the agency’s regulations.” “The Board’s RRFT was established to comply with the spirit of Executive...
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Kyle Kirsten Hicks Fortson will be nominated by President Trump for one of two Republican seats on the National Mediation Board (NMB), according to a White House press release June 20. If formally nominated and confirmed by the Senate, she...
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A federal court in Edmonton has fined Canadian National Railway $2.5 million for spilling diesel fuel into the North Saskatchewan River. The railroad pleaded guilty to one violation under the federal Fisheries Act and three charges under the Canadian Environment Protection...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by April 15, 2019, otherwise they risk losing funds. “If a state...
As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration. Although Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) harvested bi-partisan support for the 2015 captive-shipper advocated Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act, a...

As a perfect scene does not a great movie make, ideal legislation cannot deliver its intent absent proficient administration. Although Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) harvested bi-partisan support for the 2015 captive-shipper advocated Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act, a...
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The Northeast Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set the agenda for its Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 26-28, 2017. Among the featured speakers: • Fiona Murray, Vice President Industrial Products, CN. • Matthew Menner, Senior Vice President, Sales & Alliances, Transplace. •...
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Long Island (N.Y.) Section recently presented Retlif Testing Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with an award for providing financial assistance and consultative advice, and for hosting EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Society events over the years. Retlif,...
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Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger and Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono discussed a wide range of issues affecting the railroad industry at the third annual Rail Insights conference, held June 7-8 in Chicago. Contributing Editor...
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Canadian Pacific President and Chief Executive Keith Creel will keynote the 249th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers, July 10-11 at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisc. The agenda includes: • Current Perspectives on the Grain Markets: Pat Ries, Senior...

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