Republican Patrick J. Fuchs, who was nominated late last month by President Joe Biden for a second term on the Surface Transportation Board (STB), now has shipper support for Senate confirmation. Fuchs
The State of Oklahoma, by and through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Blackwell Industrial Authority (BIA) have petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for an emergency order allowing the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, LLC (Rock Island) to provide local rail service on the Blackwell Subdivision, 35.3 miles of rail lines owned by ODOT and BIA and leased to the Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad Company (BNGR).
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Feb. 26 decided the Amtrak Gulf Coast Service proceeding will remain in abeyance and directed the parties to file a joint status report by March 15 covering issues raised during this month’s hearing on the slow pace of getting two Amtrak trains in each direction running between New Orleans and Mobile.
Sanimax USA LLC and Union Pacific (UP) on Feb. 12 told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) they have settled their dispute and jointly requested that Sanimax’s common carrier complaint be dismissed with prejudice and the proceeding be dropped. STB on Feb. 15 approved.
Union Pacific (UP) on Feb. 8 announced that it has appointed Andrew Brady to Vice President-External Relations, following the retirement of Printz Bolin at the end of February.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is seeking nominations for candidates to fill a large-railroad representative vacancy on its Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Jan. 31 extended its temporary employment-data reporting period for the “Big Four” Class I railroads—BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS) and Union Pacific (UP)—to Dec. 31, 2024,
Major General Gavin Lawrence will be a featured speaker at the American Short Line and Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) 2024 Annual Conference, scheduled to take place March 24-26 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has for the second time found that CN-subsidiary Wisconsin Central, Ltd.’s proposal “to unilaterally designate” the Belt Railway of Chicago’s (BRC) Clearing Yard as the location where it will receive traffic in interchange from Canadian Pacific Kansas City-subsidiary Soo Line Railroad Company “is not consistent with the reasonableness requirement of 49 U.S.C. § 10742.”
Republican Patrick J. Fuchs, 35, has been nominated by President Biden to a second term on the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which has economic regulatory authority over railroad rates and practices. His