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Federal Railroad Administration to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size

By E. Lynn Grayson The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger...

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DOT, FRA, PHMSA Take Additional Steps to Improve Rail Hazmat Safety

By Genevieve J. Essig , Associate, Jenner & Block The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), along with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), recently took additional steps in their action plan to improve safety with respect...

State Net Capitol Journal – July 13, 2015; Another Tall Transportation Order For California

Budget & Taxes Another Tall Transportation Order For CA When it comes to the issue of transportation, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) main focus - beginning with his first pass through the governor’s office a generation ago - has been the often-tough sell of a bullet train connecting...