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(Source: Freight Waves, November 13, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was the first independent regulatory agency in the United States, and was created in 1887 when Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act. During its tenure the Commission’s members were appointed by the President, with the consent of the United States Senate.…

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(Source: UcommBlog, November 11, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Joe Biden becoming the President-elect on Saturday, the process of transitioning from Trump to Biden has begun. Even without the help of Trump or the General Services Administration (GSA), Biden is moving forward to ensure as seamless a transition as possible. Three appointees to his U.S.…

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(Source: Freight Waves, November 10, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A White House administration under Democratic President-elect Joe Biden could see renewed support for passenger rail, given Biden’s previous support of Amtrak and high-speed rail. Full story: Freight Waves Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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By Dennis R. PierceBLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 11 — We are grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made — and continue to make — on our behalf. We are also grateful to the families of our veterans who bravely carry on with their normal lives while their loved ones are performing their…

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(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, November 4, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 31, 2020, as well as volumes for October 2020. U.S. railroads originated 912,772 carloads in October 2020, down 6.6 percent, or 64,634 carloads, from October 2019. U.S.…

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