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Impact & Regulations

Pennsylvania legislators urge Biden administration to prioritize rail

July 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) recently sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging the Biden administration to prioritize freight rail to address the semiconductor shortage. Semiconductor chips are used in numerous technologies and […]


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What does the Federal Railroad Administration do?

July 6, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Recent freight rail service issues have brought attention to the Surface Transportation Board, an independent federal agency that oversees economic regulations related to the railroads. This oversight includes railroad rates and rail service issues, such as mergers, line sales, line […]


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Nevada says push for freight rail not an attack on trucking

March 17, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Should Nevada, which has only one warehouse actively using a rail siding, be relying more heavily on freight rail? The answer is yes, according to the state’s draft 2021 rail plan. The plan, currently under review by the Federal Railroad […]


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Freight Rail Poised for Manufacturing Boom, Norfolk Southern Exec Says

November 18, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

A top rail executive sees America’s growing energy independence fueling a manufacturing boom that in coming years will increase freight rail traffic, especially in centrally located states such as Indiana. Robert Martinez, vice president for business development at Norfolk Southern […]