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Category: STB

Section-by-Section Summary of S. 808, the Senate STB Reauthorization Bill, As Reported

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.

Senate Committee OK’s Freight Rail Regulation; PTC Deadline Extension Bills

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.

Senators Introduce Amtrak Bill; Homeland Funding and STB Reauthorization Advance

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.

President Nominates NHTSA, STB Heads

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.

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