Posts Tagged ‘Regulation’

Washington update 2019: What will a new and divided Congress mean for rail?

Passing a permanent extension of the 45G short-line tax credit. Maintaining existing truck size and weight restrictions. Introducing a comprehensive infrastructure package that includes funding priority for freight and passenger rail. Shoring up the federal Highway Trust Fund. Continuing existing “balanced” regulations for freight railroads.

What the government shutdown means for rail

The effects of the partial shutdown of the federal government on the rail community appear not to be significant, at least for now. The action comes as President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress remain locked in a budget dispute over funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.