America Needs Smarter Freight Rail Policies

The Rail Customer Coalition recently sent a letter to the head of President-elect Biden’s Transportation Transition Team to share the coalition’s top policy priorities for 2021 and to urge the new administration to support STB reform.

The country’s transportation network is at a tipping point due to

Congress Supports a Closer Examination of the Impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading

With so many priorities competing for the attention of Congress, it was encouraging to see the U.S. House of Representatives support a much needed study of a key issue plaguing the businesses that depend on freight rail.

As part of the INVEST in America Act that recently cleared the

STB Takes Action to Prevent Rail Carriers From Penalizing Shippers with Unreasonable, Excessive Demurrage Charges

When it took a proactive approach to addressing excessive and questionable demurrage charges, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) sent a clear message that business as usual was no longer acceptable. As Logistics Management observed, the Board’s new policies will promote greater “transparency, timeliness, and

Q&A: Chemical Shippers Seek More Rail Options

Argus Rail Business recently sat down with a regulatory expert at the American Chemistry Council to talk about STB reform. The following is a reprint of that interview thanks to the editors at Argus:

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has been one of the leading voices in calling for enhanced regulatory

STB Proposal to Improve Regulatory Decision-making Met with Strong Support

One way to improve the regulatory decision-making process is to make sure government officials fully understand the problem they are trying to tackle. So it should come as no surprise that both railroads and shipper groups are praising a common sense proposal that will allow Commissioners at the Surface Transportation

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