Regulatory

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) have introduced House and Senate versions of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act, which would freeze national truck size and…
Solid earnings in a shaky economy is one reason. The emerging picture of a growth industry is another.
Now that BNSF is no longer a public company and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, what can BNSF’s short lines expect? There are two indicators, both of…
The battle between railroads and their price-sensitive customers over legislation that would re-regulate the railroads has become open warfare. Price-sensitive customers like to call themselves captive shippers; perhaps that makes…

House Resolution [H.R.} 233, the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009, currently being considered by Congress, would damage the public interest and severely distort the relationship between regulation and antitrust laws, the Association of American Railroads said Tuesday.

--> House Resolution [H.R.} 233, the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009, currently being considered by Congress, would damage the public interest and severely distort the relationship between regulation and antitrust…

Ontario provincial leaders have introduced legislation to merge GO Transit, the transit system serving metropolitan Toronto, with Metrolinx, the regional planning agency charged with growing public transit in the Greater Toronto Area.

--> Ontario provincial leaders have introduced legislation to merge GO Transit, the transit system serving metropolitan Toronto, with Metrolinx, the regional planning agency charged with growing public transit in the Greater…

The images are stark and disturbing: Freight cars rocking and rolling down a rickety right-of-way. Derailed equipment. Loose rail joints. Soggy, cracked ties.

Railroad officers attending the JP Morgan Transportation conference in New York Wednesday expressed optimism that the slide in railroad traffic has been arrested, but in their presentations expressed deepening concern that re-regulation sentiment is growing in Congress and could slow railroad recovery.

--> Railroad officers attending the JP Morgan Transportation conference in New York Wednesday expressed optimism that the slide in railroad traffic has been arrested, but in their presentations expressed deepening concern…

Christine Barney, a former Federal Trade Commissioner who has been nominated by President Obama to be the chief antitrust enforcement officer at the Department of Justice, thinks legislation to take away the railroads' remaining antitrust exemptions is "terrific."

--> Christine Barney, a former Federal Trade Commissioner who has been nominated by President Obama to be the chief antitrust enforcement officer at the Department of Justice, thinks legislation to take…

Montana House Bill 422, advanced by those seeking to weigh down short line Tongue River Railroad’s efforts to extend its right-of-way to coal deposits, has stalled. The bill, backed by some state landowners and by environmentalists, seeks to make eminent domain procedures more difficult.

--> Montana House Bill 422, advanced by those seeking to weigh down short line Tongue River Railroad’s efforts to extend its right-of-way to coal deposits, has stalled. The bill, backed by…

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