The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has authorized construction and operation of a modified alignment of the high-speed passenger rail project proposed by private-sector firm Brightline West, subject to environmental mitigation measures.
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In a category 5 hurricane force stunning announcement, Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairperson Martin J. Oberman announced late on Nov 16 that he will not seek renomination to a second term (his
The Surface Transportation Board (STB), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) in separate filings this month told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
BNSF and Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC (NTEC) have reached a settlement agreement to resolve their common carrier dispute, the companies told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in a Nov. 9 filing.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Nov. 13 announced that it has determined it “necessary and in the public interest” to establish a Federal advisory committee on passenger rail service.
WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Napoleon Bonaparte observed that “the torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided.” Union Army General George B. McClellan was so tormented that he failed to pursue the Confederate army more aggressively. Most recently, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) appears afflicted with the torment—immobilized to take definitive action to protect captive shippers (those lacking effective transportation alternatives to a single railroad) from rail market power abuse.
Norfolk Southern’s (NS) proposed purchase of the approximately 337-mile, City of Cincinnati-owned Cincinnati Southern Railway (CSR) can move forward, city voters decided Nov. 7.
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) comment period closed Nov. 7 for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) it issued this fall in Docket No. EP 711 (Sub-No. 2), Reciprocal Switching for Inadequate Service.
Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and CSX Transportation are seeking Surface Transportation Board (STB) approval to establish a new interchange connection in Alabama and freight corridor linking Mexico, Texas and the U.S. Southeast. The STB on Nov. 3 accepted for consideration their applications.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Nov. 2 denied Union Pacific’s (UP) motion to dismiss Sanimax USA LLC’s (Sanimax) service case against it and set a procedural schedule for the submission of damages evidence. STB Members Patrick J. Fuchs and Michelle A. Schultz dissented with separate expressions.