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Shuster: This Congress is my last Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will not seek re-election in November 2018, the mid-term elections.

railroads-and-government-shutdowns
Whether a federal government shutdown lasts one day or for weeks or months, safety-critical functions affecting railroads are undisturbed. Agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Surface...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of passenger and freight rail infrastructure improvements. The Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) is intended to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency for both freight and passenger...
another-setback-for-pnw-crude-by-rail-terminal
A Washington state port set a deadline for the developer of a controversial oil-by-rail terminal to have approvals in place or lose its lease, which would effectively kill plans to develop the largest such project in the U.S. The Port of...
itzkoff-to-wabtec-for-govt-affairs
Wabtec Corp. has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric, where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. He previously served as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator in the...
kc-streetcar-expansion-plan-gets-fta-boost
Federal regulators have approved a major step forward for development of a planned expansion of the streetcar system in Kansas City. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in partnership with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) and the City of...

itzkoff-to-wabtec-for-govt-affairs
Wabtec Corp. has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric, where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. He previously served as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator in the...
kc-streetcar-expansion-plan-gets-fta-boost
Federal regulators have approved a major step forward for development of a planned expansion of the streetcar system in Kansas City. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in partnership with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) and the City of...
Have others noticed that aside from those few souls conscripted to promote the interests of railroads on Capitol Hill, the term “Staggers Rail Act” has lost its intended meaning? Among non-railroad opinion leaders and decision makers, the words “dotard” and “covfefe”...
shuster-this-congress-is-my-last
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will not seek re-election in November 2018, the mid-term elections. Shuster took office in 2001 and is serving his third, two-year term as chair of the House...
chao-urges-swift-ptc-implementation
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, intercity and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018. Chao’s letter...

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