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The STB’s finalizes the new Reciprocal Switching Rules

At the end of April, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued the final Rule on new procedures and requirements for prescribed reciprocal switching for rail shippers. The STB's decision to implement reciprocal switching agreements aims to enhance rail service quality. Several Class I railroads have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to review the STB’s decision.

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Safety Regulations for Railroads: The Role of the FRA and Other Agencies

In our new post, we introduce the role of various agencies, led by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), to ensure the safety of railroads across the U.S.

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Innovations in Sustainability by Railroads in North America (Part 3 of 4)

Environmental sustainability has become a top priority for our society. As the demand for sustainable transportation continues to grow, railroads are actively seeking innovative solutions to continue to reduce their environmental impact. In this blog, we will explore the latest advancements and initiatives that contribute to the sustainability of shipping freight by rail.

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The Role of Freight Railroads in North America's Supply Chain (Part 1 of 4)

Freight railroads stand as a crucial component of the supply chain in North America. They enable the efficient movement of large quantities of goods over long distances. This article aims to delve into the significance of rail freight and its impact on various industries and the overall economy.

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