PHMSA Issues Final Rule Approving Transportation of LNG by Rail, Subject to DOT-113 Tank Car Upgrades and Operational Adjustments.
19 June, Washington DC – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released its Final Rule (RIN 2137-AF40) amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to allow for the bulk transport of “Methane, refrigerated liquid,” commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), in rail tank cars. The rule aligns closely with the existing language in 49 CFR […]
Copper Rod Plant to Close, Taking 117 Manufacturing Jobs and ~2000 Carloads Out of the Connecticut Economy.
18 June, Norwich CT – Norwich, CT-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper Products, commonly also referred to by its former ownership, Phelps Dodge, will close its Wawecus Street plant. According to the required notice filed with the CT Department of Labor. The reason for the plant’s closing is a “dramatic downturn in business and economic uncertainty brought on by the […]
To address complaints from rail users regarding unfair and burdensome demurrage and accessorial practices and charges of Class I railroads (Carriers), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) issued three decisions on April 30.