Latest Surface Transportation Board Stories

2014-04-07 08:21:03

Norfolk Southern, Genesee & Wyoming CEOs to address changes on Class I, short-line railroads; More rail shipper presentations scheduled SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Navigating the Changing Landscape" is the theme of the 2014 North American Rail Shippers meeting (www.railshippers.com) in San Francisco, May 28-30, at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel. This year's agenda includes chief executive officers from both Norfolk Southern and Genesee & Wyoming, operator of 111...

2014-03-26 12:21:03

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation opposes a proposal before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that would create unpredictable traffic flows, reduce high levels of customer service achieved over the past few years, and diminish the company's incentive to keep investing at record levels in critically needed transportation infrastructure. "Our work is focused on achieving high levels of service reliability and predictability, which are critical...

2011-04-19 19:26:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A special-interest group consisting of the American Chemistry Council; the Chlorine Institute, Inc.; The Fertilizer Institute; and PPG Industries, Inc., filed a complaint before the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) seeking to halt implementation of enhanced safety measures applying to transportation of chlorine and other toxic and poisonous commodities on the Alabama Gulf Coast Railway (AGR) and other railroads operated by...

2011-03-15 18:06:00

Also Believes the Court Erred by Failing to Recognize the Arbitrary & Capricious Nature of the STB's Analysis CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's March 15 decision upholding the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) December 24, 2008, decision approving the purchase of the EJ&E rail line by Canadian National Railway (CN), the TRAC Coalition lauds the Court for affirming that the...

2011-03-15 15:40:00

CHICAGO, IL, March 15 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) today expressed disappointment with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. denying the company's request to reverse the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) order requiring the railroad pay for the majority of the costs associated with two highway grade separation projects. In its Dec. 24, 2008 decision approving CN's acquisition of the principal portion of the Elgin,...

2010-06-02 16:40:00

TRAC Points Out That This Is Not The Only Issue On Which CN Has Failed To Be Wholly Truthful CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) investigation of CN's under-reporting of grade crossing delays on the EJ&E rail line, the TRAC Coalition has submitted comments to the STB urging it to penalize the railroad for misleading the agency and the public on this critical safety issue. In the comments that were filed on May 28, 2010,...

2010-04-27 13:54:00

Based on Board's Report that Some Grade Crossing Delays are Caused by Malfunctioning Gates CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) oral hearing in which CN has been ordered to explain under-reported grade crossing delays on the EJ&E rail line, local leaders that make up the TRAC Coalition sent the following letter to the Board's Chairman Daniel Elliott: We are pleased that the Board will be conducting a hearing on April...

2010-04-21 17:05:00

CN Undercounts 10-Minute Grade Crossing Delays on EJ&E by 1,443 Instances CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 21, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) released an April 20 Decision requiring officials from Canadian National Railway (CN) to appear before the Board on April 28, 2010 to explain a gross discrepancy in the number of reported incidents of blocked grade crossings on the EJ&E. In its mandated monthly operations report to the STB for the months of...

2010-04-12 08:40:00

CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 7, all parties appealing the 2008 decision of the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) approval of the acquisition of the EJ&E rail line by Canadian National Railway (CN) were required to file opening briefs with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit outlining their arguments. CN filed a petition appealing the Board's decision, as did a coalition of local governments affiliated with TRAC, The...

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