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FRA Administrator Bose: Safety is first

(Source: SMART-TD press release, August 10, 2022) Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose didn’t elaborate on the proposed two-person crew rule that his agency recently put forth for the public to weigh in on, but he made it clear as he spoke on the second day of the...

What does the Federal Railroad Administration do?

(Source: Freight Waves, July 6, 2022) 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...

Will Supreme Court ruling chill STB, FRA?

(Source: Railway Age, July 5, 2022) NEW YORK — Whether the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will suffer from a June 30 Supreme Court (SCOTUS) trimming of regulatory agency authority to interpret their own governing statutes...

Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

(Source: Freight Waves, June 20, 2022) The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make...