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Transport bill maps course for two years
MAP-21, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, is the latest "ISTEA" transportation funding measure approved by Congress June 29, laying out $127 billion in federal ground transport funding…
Case against coal heats up—again
A ruling by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has cast new doubt on the future of coal as a source of electricity it for Americans—and a…
Blaine Emerson Capehart, 104
Blaine Emerson Capehart, a key member of Capehart Scatchard, died June 23 at age 104.
Rail employment dips in May, but ahead of 2011
U.S. Class I railroads employed 161,191 workers in mid-May, down 0.42% from the previous month (161,876), but still ahead of March's 160,523 workers employed, according to data provided by the…
Canadian shippers await promised service law
Canada's Coalition of Rail Shippers (CRS) issued a statement Monday applauding the Minister of Transport, Denis Lebel, for reconfirming his commitment to "introduce a bill which would give shippers the right to service…
CN's Mongeau warns of "intrusive regulation"
Canadian National President and CEO Claude Mongeau says the federal government's three-year Rail Freight Service Review (RFSR) "provided the impetus for CN and the rail industry to re-engage with customers to improve service…
Court moves pricing suit against railroads ahead
Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia has granted class certification to a lawsuit in which eight shippers allege that BNSF Railway, Union Pacific,…
STB proceeds on Montana railroad proposal
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday its plan for consideration of Tongue River Railroad Co.'s revised proposal to build and operate a new rail line in Montana between Miles City and Ashland.
Senator proposes DOT "freight initiative"
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Thursday asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to launch a "high-level and coordinated multimodal freight initiative at the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve the management of…
Return of Amtrak's Montrealer advanced
Four U.S. Senators representing both New York State and Vermont have revived an effort to restore Amtrak service between Montreal and New York City via Vermont (and New Hampshire).
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