Regulatory

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board on Oct. 17, 2013 released its findings on U.S. Class I railroad revenue adequacy for 2012, and found that only two carriers—Union Pacific and Norfolk…
The New York State Court of Appeals turned down an appeal Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 to overturn a payroll tax that helps fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) noted Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have jointly published proposed policy guidance and…
Any notion that Debra (Deb) Miller, President Obama's nominee to succeed Frank Mulvey at the Surface Transportation Board, is a gullible "Dorothy from Kansas" should be ditched chop-chop.
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) on Sept. 13, 2013, ordered Canadian Pacific Railway to immediately cease and desist “load testing” and idling operations in proximity to its Locomotive Reliability Centre…
The Washington State Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit to forbid light rail transit on Interstate 90, removing one obstable blocking Sound Transit's East Link Extension between Seattle and Redmond,…
The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration are conducting a safety review of crude-by-rail shipments originating in the Bakken Shale formation,…
On Aug. 14, 2013, the Surface Transportation Board adopted final rules for the reporting of positive train control (PTC) expenses and investments for Class I railroads.
The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic lost its license to operate in Canada on Tuesday, August 13, after regulators there decided it doesn’t carry enough liability insurance, Maine’s Portland Press Herald…
The Surface Transportation Board has scheduled an Oct. 22, 2013 public hearing to explore issues surrounding the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) petition to modify the Board’s standards for mandatory…
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