U.S.: Shippers say they overpaid for rail transport, alleging price fixing

By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle; January 6, 2020 The petrochemical and refining unit of the French energy major Total is…

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U.S. – CSX CEO Foote: Next year affords an opportunity to leverage improved service to drive above-market growth

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 2019 In November, Progressive Railroading asked each Class I chief executive officer to address questions…

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Amtrak vs. Freight Railroads: Shippers, You Are Impacted!

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 26, 2019 A headline story says that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin…

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Freight rail seeks ways to stay afloat amid sinking rail volumes

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 24, 2019 As the freight rail industry looks ahead to 2020, the leaders of…

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Commentary: The good and bad of precision scheduled railroading

By Ben Thrower, Contributor, Freight Waves; November 1, 2019 The railroads have been riding a bumpy track for the past…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: How Conrail Showed the Way

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 30, 2019 Before CN or CSX rolled out Precision Scheduled Railroading…

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Iowa Pacific subsidiary: Creditors attempt to force Colorado railroad into bankruptcy

By Thomas Gounley, Business Den; October 28, 2019 Three entities that say they’re owed money by an Alamosa-based railroad currently…

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Surface Transportation Board’s Cost of Capital Dilemma

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 15, 2019 NEWS ITEM: The Surface Transportation Board (STB) proposes…

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Complicated web leaves future of Ontario short-line rail unknown

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; October 9, 2019 Regulations are in place that prevents federally regulated rail lines from…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Surface Transportation Board issues two proposed rulemakings

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 2, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has been busy lately. The Board issued…

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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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‘I can’t get an answer’ – STB regulators issue fiery barbs at rail execs

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — There were no mixed messages from the more…

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As shippers complain about surging railroad fees, regulator considers turning the tables

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attempt to curtail surging railroad fees that…

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Regulators take aim at CSX, railroads at two-day hearing

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 20, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board, a federal regulator, will hear from…

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Railroad’s shift to PSR model puts storage, railcar onus on shippers

By Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor, Freight Waves; May 20, 2019 For years, shippers have tapped spare capacity of…

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U.S. rail panel proposes overhaul to rate dispute process

From Argus Media; April 29, 2019 A federal task force has proposed major changes to the way US regulators assess…

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US rail freight operators capitalize on truck driver shortage to win new business

By Alexander Whiteman, The Loadstar; April 25, 2019 Rail operators across North America are continuing to capitalise on the dearth…

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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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