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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a public notice and request for comments on a proposed General Directive that would reduce the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail…
Rail shippers “are more confident in the economy, and the new Trump Administration is providing a degree of both hopeful optimism and uncertainty,” according to Cowen and Company’s 4Q16 Rail…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Jan. 13 responded to comments filed by a group of shippers to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for new mandated reciprocal switching ("forced…
Optimism was the main thread that ran across the presentations we saw at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) meeting in Chicago Jan. 11-12. Most people felt better about…
Noted trucking industry veteran and freight economist Noel Perry appears to hold a positive near-to-intermediate term view of freight markets, projecting truckload capacity to exceed full utilization in 2018, according…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) provided this 2017 outlook on Jan. 4:
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Dec. 23 that its "enforcement of federal rail safety rules has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year history,…
Said the New York Times in 1957: “The Second Avenue Subway, envisioned long ago and promised in 1951, probably will never be built.” It took nearly 60 years, but on…
The North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set its slate officers for 2017, appointed a new Executive Director, and announced meeting dates.
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