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Weekly Transportation Update
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Sep 22, 2014 02:37 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A bill giving the Surface Transportation Board authority to investigate unfair rail service practices without waiting for a rail customer to complain has moved out of a Senate committee.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the rail legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Sept. 17. (See the STB Reauthorization Act of 2014 (S. 2777) at http://bit.ly/…)

The bill gives the Surface Transportation Board new authority to investigate rail practices alleged to be unreasonable without having to wait for a formal complaint to be filed by a rail customer. Filings of shipper ...

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