Regulatory

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced October 4 that the current bi-cameral Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act (S. 2595) (H.R. 4626)…
An Oct. 3 National Transportation Safety Board update on the Sept. 29 crash of NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line train #1614 into the platform of the Hoboken Terminal has revealed…
The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board’s pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations…
The Surface Transportation Board announced September 30 that it is adopting final rules to modify its arbitration procedures in accordance with the requirements of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act…
The Sept. 29th NJ Transit accident in Hoboken will, of courser, trigger another round of the now-usual “how could its,” “should nevers,” “told yous,” “failure to properly regulates,” “lack of…
On the offensive following the Surface Transportation Board’s recent flurry of activity on multiple proposed regulations, the Association of American Railroads wrote to leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee and…
FRA-regulated railroads are the only U.S. transportation mode that do not have comprehensive, federally mandated medical fitness-for-duty standards and monitoring protocols. Only vision and hearing are covered by FRA regulations.…
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) on Sept. 22 released an independent study it commissioned from InterVISTAS Consulting LLC that examined the STB’s approach to freight rail rate regulation…
A Surface Transportation Board study on the Board’s SAC (stand-alone cost) rate reasonableness methodology is complete and can be downloaded at the link below.
Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has entered into a contract with short line holding company Watco Companies, LLC to provide PTC (positive train control) program management and back office hosting services.
Canadian Pacific joined the Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB), which released a study on September 19, in reiterating support for the Minister of Transport to implement Locomotive Voice and Video…
Federal Railroad Administration data says the percentage of rail workers who tested positive in random drug tests increased to 0.53% in 2015 from 0.37% in 2014, following five years of…
The Surface Transportation Board is advising the public of an upcoming change to its Internet website address.
The Greenbrier Companies announced Sept. 8, 2016 that its subsidiary, Greenbrier Management Services LLC (GMS) has expanded its railcar asset management business with the launch of a new Regulatory Services…
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Sept. 8, 2016 announced its annual determination of revenue adequacy for U.S. Class I freight railroads for 2015. Of the "Big Seven" (five U.S.…
In a Sept. 1, 2016 monthly progress report letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Senate and House transportation appropriations committees and all relevant subcommittees, Surface…
Hey, Mr. Trump! Yeah you! The guy with the odd orange hairdo. You interested in supporting an American industry that invests billions of private capital, building worthwhile things, instead of…
If you think a theater of the absurd is limited to presidential candidates less popular than the Grinch who stole Christmas, you’re missing Surface Transportation Board (STB) dysfunction where Chairman…
Salco Products, Inc announced on Sept. 1, 2016 that Tom DeLafosse has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering and Technical Consulting services.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Sept. 1, 2016 issued its final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers how to implement a phased increase in…
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