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A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Dec. 4 repealed a 2015 Federal Railroad Administration rulemaking requiring freight railroads to employ electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes on certain trains hauling hazardous…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) filed comments Dec. 4 with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), citing existing rules and other agency actions it asserts that are ideal areas…
The Surface Transportation Board on Thursday issued a final rule in Expediting Rate Cases, Docket No. EP 733, to help improve and expedite the rate review process.
The United States Senate has advanced President Trump’s pick for the number-three post at the Department of Transportation, squashing protests from three of the four Democrats representing New York and…
Nearly 11 months into the Administration of Donald J. Trump, leadership appointments at the three federal regulatory agencies of significant importance to railroads—the National Mediation Board, Federal Railroad Administration and…
In its Third-Quarter 2017 report to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation-Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, the Surface Transportation Board provided an…
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Paul Friedman on Oct. 10 denied class certification in the 10-year-old class action lawsuit alleging that BNSF, Union Pacific, CSX and…
In response to a congressional request in the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act, The US Department of Transportation entered into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences (NAS)…
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is looking to revisit and modify its longstanding rules on ex parte* communications in informal rulemaking proceedings, which up until recently have mostly been prohibited.
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