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The Surface Transportation Board announced Thursday that it is cutting the fees that shippers pay to file a railroad rate or unreasonable practice complaint from $20,000 to $350. The board is maintaining the $150 fee to file an expedited small rate case. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending July 2 advanced 0.3% compared with the same week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume, meanwhile, gained 2.5% for the week compared with a year ago. ...
The United States and Mexico signed an agreement in Mexico City Wednesday that will permit Mexican trucks to operate on U.S. highways. In return, Mexico will cancel tariffs ranging between 25% and 50% that it imposed oncertain U.S. products in retaliation for the decision of the Obama Administration ...
As expected, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) Thursday unveiled a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, totaling $230 billion, roughly 20% less than the previous bill, SAFETEA-LU, and also significantly less than a $500 billion reauthorization bill introduced to Congress, but never passed, in ...
A rare 2011 setback for Bombardier Transportation has prompted the company to plan layoffs for 1,400 workers in Great Britain. Bombardier says it will let go 446 permanent employees and 983 temporary workers at its Derby, England, facility, following its failure to land a contract to build passen ...
The Association of American Railroads Wednesday announced preliminary details for the third International Conference on Communications-Based Train Control and Train Efficiency conference, hosted in partnership with the International Union of Railways (UIC), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ...
Kansas City Southern on Wednesday announced three executive reappointments that KCS President and CEO David L. Starling said will “help further align the sales and marketing organization to achieve KCS’s growth objectives.” All three report to Executive Vice President Sales and Mar ...
Siemens Mobility reportedly is asking Ottawa officials to adjust or alter the city’s domestic content rules so it can rebid on the proposed C$2.1 billion light rail transit project in the Canadian capital. A Siemens consortium was selected by the city to build a project, but the ...
Phoenix Valley Metro on Wednesday began operating a solar-cooled light rail transit stop, located at Third and Washington streets in the state capital. The station structure (pictured below) combines solar power with air to cool the stop for passengers using the station. ...
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been awarded $3.3 million to study the performance of certain track components to improve safety and efficiency on rail routes served by freight rail and high speed (passenger) rail. Many of the proposed and planned HSR or higher-speed r ...
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