The Department of Transportation has sent a strong endorsement in favor of allowing rail and intermodal services to be able to regulate themselves. The STB proposal is attempting to give themselves regulatory power over all of this type of cargo.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is being asked by the railroad industry to delay their May 3 hearing on the new proposals for tighter regulations.
The previous deadline of 2013 for the air cargo screening deadline seems too far away for the Transportation Security Administration, who is hoping to move the deadline up to the end of the year.
With the violence in Cairo escalating, many of the surrounding ports are becoming congested. This comes with the closing of Egypt’s ports, while the rest of the Suez Canal remains open.
John Mica, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, is staying true to his promises and has announced the locations for public forums to discuss the pending major surface transportation bill.
A large indicator of how bad the storm truly hit the US was the stoppage of all service through the Chicago terminals, the nation’s capital for the transportation of goods.
– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst