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CSX replies in STB investigation of Amtrak on-time performance
In a letter to the Surface Transportation Board filed April 13, 2016, CSX contends that “giving Amtrak trains absolute priority over the old RF&P (Washington-Richmond right-of-way) upends commuter train operations,…
Makeover crucial for dereg defense
For those sheltering railroads against assaults on regulatory freedoms, the 1980 Staggers Rail Act (Staggers) is considered sacrosanct.
Senators Thune and Wicker receive Golden Spike Award for FAST Act
U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) were honored with a prestigious award conferred by the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) on April 12, 2016 at the…
AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
Zero tolerance for cellphones
The BBC has filed the following report on the February 2016 head-on collision of two commuter trains in Bavaria, Germany:
See ya later, what’s-your-name
Well, it’s all over but the ruminating and regurgitating: Hedge fund king Bill Ackman had his blinders ripped off, read the handwriting on the wall, and wisely deep-sixed his attempt…
CP, Ackman call it quits
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. terminated its efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.. This includes “withdrawal of a resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in…
DOJ, DOD oppose CP-NS combination
The Surface Transportation Board, in seeking comments addressing Canadian Pacific’s petition for an expedited declaratory order, has received letters from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Defense-United…
Shuster opposes proposed CP-NS merger
Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on April 5, 2016 announced his opposition to Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed merger with Norfolk Southern.
Two m/w workers killed in wreck of Amtrak Palmetto
UPDATED APRIL 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m.: Amtrak Train 89, the New York City-Savannah, Ga., Palmetto, partially derailed at Chester, Pa., approximately 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, on the Northeast Corridor…
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