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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
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.
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.