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Railroad Interchange Dispute Lands At The STB
Two major railroads can't agree where to exchange traffic in the Chicago Terminal, and one asks the Surface Transportation Board to resolve the matter
United States
23 May 2019
STB Nudges Parties Toward Settlement Of Chicago Union Station Dispute
A federal agency has, for the time being at least, refused to intervene in a dispute between Amtrak and Metra over Metra's use of Chicago Union Station.
United States
18 Sep 2018
If You Liked This Railroad Argument, You'll Love "Competitive Access"
The unintended consequences of regulatory action may sometimes come as a surprise, but often there are clues that could inform decision makers—if they know where to look.
United States
14 Aug 2018
Is Trouble Brewing At Chicago's Union Station?
A recent filing at the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) reveals a potential, budding conflict between Metra and Amtrak involving Metra's use of the Chicago Union Station.
United States
30 Apr 2018
Latest Developments In Alternative Fuels For Rail Locomotives
Prompted by regulatory changes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding emission standards for locomotives, several railroads ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
Amtrak Performance Rules Won't Be Revived
The US Supreme Court has turned down a request by Amtrak to review an important lower court decision affecting the relationship between Amtrak and the freight railroads over which it operates.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Surface Transportation Board Hands Shipper A Large Rate Case Win
On Jan. 11, 2018, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) handed a win to a coal shipper in a maximum rate reasonableness case
United States
25 Jan 2018
Transloading Extends The Economics Of Rail To More Customers
Companies that use bulk products as inputs to their manufacturing or processing business often look to rail service as a way to reduce their transportation costs.
United States
31 Oct 2017
STB Revisits Its Ban On Ex Parte Communications In Rulemaking Proceedings
The Surface Transportation Board has taken a significant step in modernizing its regulatory processes by proposing to eliminate its long-standing prohibition on ex parte communications...
United States
25 Oct 2017
D.C. District Judge Denies Class Certification In Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Case
The court's two-and-a-half-page Order cited three main deficiencies in the damages regression model proffered by Plaintiffs' lead expert.
United States
23 Oct 2017
Federal Railroad Administration Advances $5 Billion Rail Infrastructure Project
These passenger service and rail infrastructure improvements are more formally known as the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Project, or DC2RVA.
United States
3 Oct 2017
FRA Invites Bids To Replace Amtrak On Three Routes
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced final rules permitting eligible petitioners to submit proposals to replace Amtrak on up to three Amtrak routes.
United States
16 Aug 2017
STB Finds Arkansas City's Effort To Create New At-Grade Rail Crossing Is Pre-empted
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has found that efforts by the city of Ozark, Ark., to force the reinstallation of a highway-rail at-grade crossing are pre-empted by federal law.
United States
8 Aug 2017
Eighth Circuit Strikes Down STB Rules Defining "On-Time" Passenger Performance
In Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Surface Transportation Board, No. 16-3307, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has held that the Surface Transportation Board...
United States
27 Jul 2017
Surface Transportation Board Acts To Protect Integrity Of Its Financial Assistance Process
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has adopted new rules to prevent abuse of offers of financial assistance (OFAs) under the ICC Termination Act of 1995.
United States
14 Jul 2017
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