Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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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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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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‘Amtrak Joe’ joins the race

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 26, 2019 STB SHOWDOWN: Dozens of companies have signed up to testify at…

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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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South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings’ role in rail merger policy

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 Somewhat buried in history is that…

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The Daily CSX: Regulator to hold hearing on customer fees common at CSX

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 21, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board, a federal regulator, announced Wednesday that…

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Opinion: In trying times, wise railroaders shouldn’t clam up to the news media

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 4, 2019 “HOW SAFE ARE AMERICA’S RAILROADS? Lesley Stahl reports on…

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Flashback: the ICC & the railroads

By Scott Mall, Freight Waves; February 1, 2019 The Interstate Commerce Act was passed in response to rising public concern…

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Frank Wilner Railway Age Capitol Hill information update: Short line tax credit; STB’s new members

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 26, 2019 Restoration of the 50% investment tax…

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Frank Wilner Opinion: Surface Transportation Board waiting too long for Godot

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 Watching Washington, January 2019: Prominently on…

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White House renames rail nominees for Senate confirmation

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 Five nominations for rail transportation federal…

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A former counsel of the chief rail U.S rail regulator wonders about its future mission

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 14, 2019 With precision railroading looming as the dominant operating strategy in the North…

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THURSDAY UPDATE: Washington’s Merry-Go-Round on ‘Stop’

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story, published yesterday, January 2nd, indicated there were many unfilled presidential appointments because…

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In Congress, it’s Hail Mary time

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 11, 2018 In the people’s company town of…

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The Daily CSX: CSX selling 373 miles of track in Florida, Georgia

Editor’s Note: The former Seaboard Air Line/Louisville & Nashville track across Florida’s panhandle which is being sold is the route…

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The Daily CSX: CSX looking to sell more than 1,100 miles of track

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 30, 2018 CSX Corp. is making good on its pledge to trim…

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The Daily CSX: CSX, accused of “unreasonably high” rates, files federal appeal

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 28, 2018 CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) has called upon the U.S. Court…

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New York State after Iowa Pacific: Locals, company weigh in on railroad ‘abandonment’

By Don Lehman, The Post-Star; September 26, 2018 A business owner, the town of Newcomb, Essex County and a local…

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After the problems of CSX, the Surface Transportation Board wants regular updates from Union Pacific as it phases in scheduled railroading

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 21, 2018 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has asked Union Pacific Railroad senior management to…

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Senators, please vote on the nominees

When Chao lost her wings By BRIANNA GURCIULLO, With help from Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; September…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: State says it isn’t seeking shutdown of rail line

By Don Lehman, The Post-Star, Adirondack Daily Enterprise; September 2, 2018 The state Department of Environmental Conservation clarified its position…

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