Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) (collectively called “Schumenthal” by some critics—Editor) have introduced their version of a Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill that joins a similar effort introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). … [Read More...]

Short lines are urging the Surface Transportation Board to approve TTX Company’s bid to extend its flatcar pooling authority. American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Rich Timmons said his organization’s members benefit daily from TTX’s flatcar pool. “Many small railroads own few cars of their own. Thus, the reliable … [Read More...]

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks after a spike in rail deaths last year. At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining. But last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by … [Read More...]