Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:02 PM CDT

Senate Committee Passes Railroad Regulatory Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee took some action Wednesday to give more authority to the Surface Transportation Board to react to railroad delays that have plagued the upper Plains.

The Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act (S. 2777) by Commerce Chairman John Rockefeller, D-W.V., and committee Ranking Member John Thune, R-S.D., unanimously passed the committee. According to a news release from Thune's office, the bill would give the board more authority to work on rate disputes and service complaints.

“I am pleased the committee was able to work together to pass these common-sense improvements to the ...

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