December 9, 2015 – The House of Representatives has scheduled floor votes this week on Surface Transportation Board reform and Coast Guard reauthorization bills.
Eno Transportation Weekly
June 25, 2015 – The U.S. Senate last week passed, by unanimous consent, the bill S. 808, making the Surface Transportation Board an independent agency of government once again.
Text in roman type is text from last year’s bill (S. 2777, 113th Congress). Text of that bill that is not included in S. 808 is in strikethrough type and new text in S. 808 that was not in S. 2777 is in italic type.) SEC. 6 12. INVESTIGATIVE AUTHO…
SECTION-BY-SECTION SUMMARY OF S. 808, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2015 The bill redesignates sections 701 through 706 of title 49 U.S.C. as sections 1321 through 1326, redesignates sections 721 through 724 as 1321 t… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.
March 26, 2015 – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday approved two significant pieces of freight rail legislation by voice vote. One was a modified version of legislation approved by the panel last year to enhance Surface Transportation Board oversight of freight rail rates and practices and to make the STB an independent entity. The other was a measure to delay the positive train control (PTC) mandate on passenger and freight railroads (a deadline, which is almost universally acknowledged will not be met) from December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2020.
June 19, 2015 – Since yesterday morning’s ETW, three things have happened. First, Senators Wicker and Booker introduced a bipartisan passenger rail reauthorization bill, S. 1626. Second, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 Homeland Security appropriations bill. Third, the Senate passed S. 808, the STB reauthorization bill.
November 20, 2014 – As the USDOT nomination backlog at the White House builds, President Obama in recent days has nominated a new head for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has re-nominated the existing head of the Surface Transportation Board.