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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it is concerned "over the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777), scheduled to be marked up in the…
Amtrak on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, made clear in part its frustration over its own on-time performance by calling on the Surface Transportation Board to look into the matter, specifically…
Work to reposition rail right-of-way near Gary/Chicago International Airport, Ind., to allow for a runway extension, could begin in October, airport officials said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-July 2014 rose 1.94% to 167, 138, from mid-July 2013, and also added 99 positions…
The Surface Transportation Board late Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, announced it will hold a public field hearing on Sept. 4, 2014 "to provide interested persons and parties the opportunity to…
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Tex, (Houston's METRO) has filed a motion with the Surface Transportation Board to formally acquire nearly 58 miles of right-of-way from Union Pacific Railroad…
The Surface Transportation Board has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority "is authorized to construct a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal., subject to environmental…
The Surface Transportation Board on July 31, 2014 issued its decision calculating the railroad industry’s after-tax cost of capital for 2013 as 11.32%, a slight increase over 2012’s 11.12%. The…
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-June 2014 rose 1.02%, to 166,139, from June 2013, and also gained modestly previous month,…
Moving homogeneous electrons through wires, or freight in trucks over publicly financed highways, is hardly akin to moving cargo over privately owned and maintained railroads.
In a 24-page submission to the Surface Transportation Board dated Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) responded to STB's request "seeking input on the Board's rate…
The Surface Transportation Board is requiring Canadian Pacific and BNSF “to publicly file their plans to timely resolve their backlogs of grain car orders, as well as weekly status reports…
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, said that Board Member Deb Miller has been designated as the agency's vice chairman.
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroad employment rose 0.31% in mid-April 2014, measured against a year earlier, and also advanced 0.81% from mid-March levels.
The Surface Transportation Board said Monday, April 28, 2014, Deb Miller has been sworn in as the board's newest member. Miller's term runs through Dec. 31, 2017.
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-March 2014 rose 0.40%, to 162,968, from the same period in February 2014, and registered…
Following an April 10, 2014 Surface Transportation Board hearing on railroad service issues, the Association of American Railroads issued a statement in response to questions that have been raised.
The Surface Transportation Board announced Wednesday, April 2, 2014 that it is seeking written comments from the public in advance of a future public hearing "to explore both the Board's…
A recurring and intractable thread tying together railroad history is that when the choice has been between economic liberty and government intrusion, selecting the latter has repetitively discouraged capital investment,…
Compiled figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,316 people in mid-February, up 0.05% from February 2013, and also up 0.02, or 30 employees, from…
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