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Trump tax cuts good for railroads? Probably not The Trump Administration on April 26 released a proposed overhaul of the federal income tax system that promises to simplify the tax structure as well as reduce the rate at which large corporations are taxed to 15%.

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Canada wants to mandate the use of inward-facing video cameras in the cabs of locomotives, according to a bill filed in Parliament. The Transportation Modernization Act filed May 15 by Transport Minister Marc Garneau if passed would amend Canada’s omnibus Railway...
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I came to “The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I”, Prof. Rudolph L. Daniels’ book on the history of American railroads during World War I from a different perspective.During my 40-year career in railroad public...
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With Washington lawmakers setting spending levels through September, elected leaders are now turning to healthcare and tax legislation. Congress will reportedly work on a tax plan in concert with the White House, likely incorporating elements of the Trump administration’s recently...
“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady. Enter, stage right, Presidential adviser Stephen K. Bannon, desiring to “deconstruct the administrative state,” and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, toting a White...
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Rail Operational Safety Committee AR070 are sponsoring a workshop on SMS (safety management systems), now required for all passenger rail modes, at the APTA Rail Conference in Baltimore. The “SMS...

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal Register. Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 243, Training, Qualifications, and Oversight for Safety-Related...
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An investment group is seeking federal permission to construct a privately-owned, all-new railroad that would bypass the congestion of Chicago. Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. on May 1 filed an application with the Surface Transportation Board to construct and operate as...
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The Trump Administration on April 26 released a proposed overhaul of the federal income tax system that promises to simplify the tax structure as well as reduce the rate at which large corporations are taxed to 15%. Association of American Railroads...
Ah, to be a public servant fulfilling the boast of Caesar Augustus: “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” For the incoming Federal Railroad Administrator, it is best to check ego at the...
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President Trump on April 7 nominated Derek Kan as Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy at the U.S. DOT. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kan would be responsible for providing policy guidance as it relates to motor vehicle, air, rail,...

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