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Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Aaron Somo
Metrolink train arriving station
Amtrak, Commuter Rail, Freight rail, Positive Train Control, Rail safety, Railroads
As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges

August 1, 2019 – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened for a hearing on July 31 regarding the current status of positive train control (PTC) implementation and next steps. In this hearing, witnesses did little to instill confidence that railroads and commuter rail agencies will meet the December 2020 deadline for PTC implementation which was delayed from its initial 2018 deadline.

By asomo
Freight rail, Maritime, ports, Railroads
Shippers Voice Concern Over Poor Railroad Communications, Access Charges

July 26, 2019 – The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a “Railroad Shippers Roundtable” on July 25, following up on the June 20 hearing. The various participants were in consensus regarding their most pressing issues, namely faulty communication with railroad companies and problematic demurrage and accessorial charges.

By asomo
Aviation, aviation safety, FAA
FAA Faces Scrutiny and No Concrete Timeline for Return of Boeing 737 MAX

July 19, 2019 – An emotionally charged House Aviation Subcommittee safety hearing on July 17 hearing featured testimony from  Paul Njoroge and Michael Stumo, family members of victims in the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash, who called for and called for significant change.

By asomo
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