Regulatory

The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for public review and comment of Tongue River Railroad Company’s (TRRC)…
GE Transportation has completed the first production test, which evaluates the performance, emissions and mechanical properties, of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine. This is the first engine to…
Proponents of current plans to renew the continent’s crude oil tank car fleet arrived at work April 7 to find another embarrassing egg laid at their doorstep, and not by…
On March 9, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads, No. 13-1080, 575 U.S. ___ (2015) (DOT v. AAR),…
John Mica, the Republican pol from Florida, alleges something fishy with Amtrak’s hamburger prices. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have a beef that Amtrak’s president is chosen…
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
A survey of crude oil science commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy is being cited, rather loosely, by the oil industry’s national lobby to discredit proponents of compulsory treatment…
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that an MTA New York City Transit supervisor discriminated against an employee for exercising his safety rights…
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says “will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.”
As all good Texas stories require, this one includes beer. While there is no pickup truck or trailer park involved, a railroad and organized labor are prominent. As often is…
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