The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved by voice vote two nominees selected by the Trump administration to serve as members of the Surface Transportation Board: Patrick Fuchs and Michelle Shultz.
Fuchs is a senior Republican staffer on the Senate's Commerce committee, while Schultz is deputy general counsel for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. They will both serve five-year terms and their nominations bring the STB back up to its full strength of five members.
Established in 1996 to assume some of the regulatory functions that had been administered by the former Interstate Commerce Commission when the ICC was abolished, the STB is tasked with the "broad economic oversight" of railroads, pipelines, intercity bus operators, moving van companies, trucking companies, and water carriers engaged in non-contiguous domestic trade.
A survey conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute for the American Public Transportation Association indicated that 80 percent of those it polled would support using their tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation in their community, with a further 74 percent...
July 27, 2018
The Federal Railroad Administration is prepared to levy penalties against 13 railroads if they fail to implement positive train control or PTC safety systems by Dec. 31 this year.
A new study compiled by data platform management firm Populus indicates that the popularity of electric scooters as an urban transportation option continues to increase in major U.S. metropolitan cities.