Mon Feb 8, 2016 01:20 PM CST Despite a three-year extension approved by Congress late last year, three of the nation's largest freight railroad companies said they will not meet the 2018 deadline to install new required safety systems.
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:37 PM CST Several groups took advantage of the Surface Transportation Board's waiver of its prohibition on ex parte communications to give their views on the board's proposed rules on railroad performance data reporting. The rules are intended to improve rail service and prevent backlogs experienced by shippers -- including grain shippers -- the past few years.
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:06 PM CST Congress last week passed a bill reauthorizing the Surface Transportation Board, which supporters hope will make the board more accountable and effective in addressing freight rail service issues.
Mon Nov 23, 2015 02:36 PM CST In an effort to collect as much information as it can on proposed rules on railroad performance data reporting, the Surface Transportation Board earlier this month announced it will waive its prohibition on ex parte communications.