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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…
It is shipper-friendly legislation with which freight railroads probably can live. And while it’s not all the stuff so-called captive shippers would prefer—such as mandatory caps on rail rates and…
The Supreme Court March 9 sent back to a federal appellate court for reconsideration a freight railroad challenge to a provision of the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Monday, February 23, 2015, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-January 2015 rose 1.41% over January 2014 levels, but retreated 3.67%…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-December 2014 rose 4.93% to 170,841, from mid-December 2013, and also…
Proving once again he has more lives than cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, former Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Dan Elliott is poised to receive his second White House renomination.…
News item: Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Dan Elliott was forced to bid adieu Dec. 31, 2014, after the Senate failed to confirm his renomination. President Obama still could make…
The Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 gave preliminary approval to Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to acquire "certain physical railroad assets" from Canaan, Conn.-based short line Housatonic…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-November 2014 rose 4.07% to 169,845, from mid-November 2013, and also…
The Surface Transportation Board on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, noted that for the sixth consecutive year, it "has been ranked No. 1 among small federal agencies by the Partnership for…
Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Dan Elliott, recently remarried and frantic over pending Senate confirmation to a second five-year term, is proving to have more lives than cartoon character Wile…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-October 2014 rose 3.75% to 169, 224, from mid-October 2013,…
Canadian Pacific announced on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 it would sell a line of roughly 200 miles, cutting across Pennsylvania and New York, to Norfolk Southern Corp. for $192.6 million.
Amtrak has filed a complaint with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board against Norfolk Southern and CSX over substandard on-time performance of the Washington D.C.-Chicago Capitol Limited, which operates over right-of-way…
President Obama announced his intention Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, to renominate Daniel Ellliot III to the Surface Transportation Board for another term, and upon appointment assume the role of STB…
Florida's Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board for permission to "construct and operate approximately 11 miles of new rail line to Port Canaveral (Port) in Brevard…
The Western Coal Traffic League (WCTL) has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board to "require BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) to submit to the Board a coal-specific service recovery plan, and for…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-September 2014 rose 3.35% to 168,703, from mid-September 2013, and…
The Surface Transportation Board, in a decision dated Oct. 14, 2014 (Docket No. EP 724, “United States Rail Service Issues,” has asked Canadian Pacific Railway to “answer specific questions to…
"Tawdry," is how one Washington transportation attorney describes the self-interest assaults by powerful congressional lawmakers on federal regulatory agency officials.
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