Regulatory

The Federal Aviation Administration opened public comments on May 3, 2016 for a proposed funding change that could benefit passenger rail development around airports.
Now that I have your attention, I’ll say it again: The last thing the North American railroad industry needs for the foreseeable future is the long-talked-about “final round of mergers,”…
Cover story from the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Norfolk Southern has been looking over its shoulder for almost a year. Now, it can focus its attention ahead.
In a curious role reversal, Canada’s former Minister of Transport, now opposition politician Lisa Raitt, has revealed that the Canadian government quietly paid C$75 million toward compensation for victims of…
The California Air Resource Board (CARB) on April 26, 2016 published its draft Technology Assessment: Freight Locomotives and is seeking public comment.
Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times: Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the…
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…
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…
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…
The North American crude-by-rail (CBR) saga “is that of a victory of good old U.S. ingenuity over the lack of pipeline capacity that stranded booming shale oil production in 2012,”…
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