U.S., Opinion: Eight Principles for Establishing a U.S. Passenger Rail System

By F.K. Plous, High Speed Rail Alliance: May 18, 2020 If the United States is to have a modern passenger-rail…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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This Boise, Idaho company says the nations 4 largest railroads violated antitrust law

By John Sowell, Idaho Statesman; October 2, 2019 The Amalgamated Sugar Co., the Boise-based company thatmakes sugar for food producers…

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Court rejects rail shippers class formation request; senators press for rail reform

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; August 20, 2019 Rail shippers saw federal action in recent weeks on some long-standing issues…

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Analysis: Can the Surface Transportation Board Stem Rail Monopolies’ Abuse of Shippers?

By David Sparkman, Material Handling & Logistics; June 19, 2019 The agenda of the two-day hearing held by the Surface…

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Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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U.S. freight railroads – real estate moguls?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; April 30, 2019 The railroad business models like Precision Scheduled Railroading might be the hot…

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Analysis: greed powers value for major North American railroads

By Alessandro Pasetti, The Loadstar; April 29, 2019 You already know that rail operators across North America are capitalising on the…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: Short-term gains, but at what cost?

By Dennis R. Pierce, National President, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Railway Age Magazine; April 21, 2019 Much is…

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Surface Transportation Board to hold hearing on Class Is’ demurrage, accessorial charges

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 12, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has announced the details for its May 22…

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Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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Frank Wilner Opinion: Beware the operating ratio trap

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 11, 2019 Watching Washington, February 2019: Sizzle sells…

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Precision Crew Scheduling: What would Hunter say?

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; February 8, 2019 I knew Hunter Harrison when he was a Burlington Northern…

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