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Man vs. Machine: Aurora Rail Edition
Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times:Â Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the…
Jason Seidl: Takeaways from NEARS
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl returned from attending the April 26-28, 2016 North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Spring Conference…
Keolis proposes system to reduce MBTA fare evasion
At the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board meeting, which took place on April 25, 2016, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion…
Gov. Deal signs legislation to expand MARTA system
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on April 26, 2016 signed S.B. 369, a landmark bill that empowers the City of Atlanta to hold a fall ballot referendum asking voters to support…
RBN Energy: CBR "a victory of American ingenuity"
The North American crude-by-rail (CBR) saga â€śis that of a victory of good old U.S. ingenuity over the lack of pipeline capacity that stranded booming shale oil production in 2012,â€ť…
A new regulatory rat hole worth watching
News item: Executive OrderÂ No.Â 13725,Â issuedÂ April 15 by President Obama, and published in the April 20Â Federal Register,Â mandates that Executive Branch federal agencies take specific actions to…
Violetâ„˘ capabilities previewed
Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violetâ„˘ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS).
New York MTA to APTA: Weâ€™re leaving
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North Americaâ€™s single-largest public transportation agency, has pulled the plug on Transit Member status in APTA, the American Public Transportation Association.
CSX replies in STB investigation of Amtrak on-time performance
In a letter to the Surface Transportation Board filed April 13, 2016, CSX contends that â€śgiving Amtrak trains absolute priority over the old RF&P (Washington-Richmond right-of-way) upends commuter train operations,…
Makeover crucial for dereg defense
For those sheltering railroads against assaults on regulatory freedoms, the 1980 Staggers Rail Act (Staggers) is considered sacrosanct.
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