Friday, December 11, 2009

How will this proposed new legislation impact your railroad business?

Railroad shipping: Draft version of key legislation released Logistics Management Some industry observers speculated it would remove antitrust exemptions from the railroad industry, as well as take steps to re-regulate the industry. ...

Senate Panel Sends Draft Rail Bill to Industry The Journal of Commerce Online - John D. Boyd - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎ The draft released Dec 9 does not address a key issue of whether to strip major railroads of a limited immunity from antitrust law, but the staff said key senators are...

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Tell them YOUR opinion on this new legislation.

$1.7B light-rail line through South LA approved San Jose Mercury News The light-rail line approved Thursday would run from the Exposition Boulevard line, which is currently under construction, south on Crenshaw Boulevard, ...

From being railroaded to future rail-line barons Winnipeg Free Press DARLINGFORD -- Maybe older farmers here had just lost too many times to big corporations to think they had any chance to save their rail line. ...

Genesee & Wyoming November traffic slides Forbes GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.

Trains to operate both ways on tracks along Youghiogheny Tribune Review By The Tribune-Review CSX Transportation has completed changes to the signal system on its tracks between Connellsville and McKeesport that will allow ...

Group takes new tack on track Interlake Spectator The local group first began talking about purchasing the short-line two months ago, and it is currently completing a feasibility study looking into whether ...

Durbin: Committee Recommends More than $126 Million in Funding for Illinois ...eNews Park Forest... Starts expansion projects including the Union Pacific Northwest, Union Pacific West, Suburban Transit Access Route (STAR) and SouthEast Service Lines. ...

Depot for sale on eBay Palladium-Item An owner of the former Pennsylvania Railroad Depot in Richmond is offering the landmark for sale on eBay. It's listed for $125000. ...

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Announces Date of Special Meeting of ...Burlington Northern Santa Fe Announces Date of Special Meeting of Stockholders for Merger with Berkshire Hathaway.

Norfolk Southern Buys Maple Heights Property CoStar Group By Virgil Watson Norfolk Southern acquired the industrial property at 17300 Sterling Ave. in Maple Heights, OH, from BCS Industries LLC for $3.5 million, ...

Port of Corpus Christi won't have to enter arbitration with railroads Corpus Christi Caller Times Kansas City Southern and the Texas Mexican Railway Co. asked for arbitration in September 2008, claiming that when port officials removed the lift bridge ...

Locomotive rebuilds — a market update Progressive Rail Roading Freight railroads and industrial customers simply haven't been buying locomotive power, and they haven't been doing much major repair or rebuild work, ...

Colo. train car derails, falls 25 feet to road The Associated Press A freight train derailed near the foothills west of Denver on Thursday, sending one rail car down to the highway about 25 feet below. ...

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