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Oct 16, 2011

At the Heart of the U.S. Freight Rail System, Chicago

A grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation speeds up both passenger and freight trains by eliminating delays caused by a grade crossing in Chicago, the center of the American freight rail system, handling 40% of U.S. rail freight on 500 daily trains.

A grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation speeds up both passenger and freight trains by eliminating delays caused by a grade crossing in Chicago, the center of the American freight rail system, handling 40% of U.S. rail freight on 500 daily trains.

Oct 16, 2011

At the Heart of the U.S. Freight Rail System, Chicago

Chicago is at the center of the American freight rail system, handling 40% of U.S. rail freight on 500 daily trains. It forms the primary junction of the four biggest American freight rail companies — BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific — in addition to the two big Canadian carriers, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. But the complex and intertwined web of tracks that brings trains into and out of the city is hopelessly out of date.

Chicago is at the center of the American freight rail system, handling 40% of U.S. rail freight on 500 daily trains. It forms the primary junction of the four biggest American freight rail companies — BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific — in addition to the two big Canadian carriers, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. But the complex and intertwined web of tracks that brings trains into and out of the city is hopelessly out of date.

Sep 01, 2008

After Administration U-Turn, Congress (Finally) Passes HTF Fix

In the first week of September, predictions of a bankrupt Highway Trust Fund (HTF) materialized as FHWA realized it no longer had the funds to reimburse states' construction project vouchers.

In the first week of September, predictions of a bankrupt Highway Trust Fund (HTF) materialized as FHWA realized it no longer had the funds to reimburse states' construction project vouchers.

Sep 01, 2008

Congress Continues Opposition to DOT's Mexican Truck Program

On September 9th, in reaction to the Administration's announcement that is plans to extend the Mexican Truck Program for another two years, the House passed HR 6630 with an overwhelming vote of 395-18.

On September 9th, in reaction to the Administration's announcement that is plans to extend the Mexican Truck Program for another two years, the House passed HR 6630 with an overwhelming vote of 395-18.

Sep 01, 2008

DOT Makes Progress in Utah; Stalls in San Franscisco

In August, US DOT announced that FHWA had signed a Record of Decision (ROD), representing final clearance for the I-15 corridor expansion project's environmental review. This allows Utah to move ahead with right of way acquisitions, design and construction

In August, US DOT announced that FHWA had signed a Record of Decision (ROD), representing final clearance for the I-15 corridor expansion project's environmental review. This allows Utah to move ahead with right of way acquisitions, design and construction

Sep 01, 2008

Urban Partnership Agreement Update: San Francisco Congestion Pricing Hits Roadblock

While the DOT's Corridors of the Future program moves forward in Utah, its Urban Partnership Agreement in San Francisco ran into opposition.

While the DOT's Corridors of the Future program moves forward in Utah, its Urban Partnership Agreement in San Francisco ran into opposition.

Sep 26, 2008

Rep Richardson introduces container fee legislation

Representative Richardson(D-CA) introduced HR 7002-the MOVEMENT Act of 2008. The legislation calls for a national container fee on imports and exports moving through a US 'covered seaport'. It also calls for the creation of a "National Goods Movement Improvement Account". The fee amount is $25/TEU Funds must be used on eligible projects within 40 miles of the 'covered seaport'.

Representative Richardson(D-CA) introduced HR 7002-the MOVEMENT Act of 2008. The legislation calls for a national container fee on imports and exports moving through a US 'covered seaport'. It also calls for the creation of a "National Goods Movement Improvement Account". The fee amount is $25/TEU Funds must be used on eligible projects within 40 miles of the 'covered seaport'.

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Feb 23, 2012

Harper Government Further Strengthens Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway Advantages

The Government of Canada announces a significant ($15-million) contribution to the Ridley Island Road, Rail and Utility Corridor (RRUC) project at the Port of Prince Rupert.

The Government of Canada announces a significant ($15-million) contribution to the Ridley Island Road, Rail and Utility Corridor (RRUC) project at the Port of Prince Rupert.

Aug 01, 2009

Recession resets logistics landscape

U.S. business' total logistics costs fell for the first time in six years in 2008 with a $49 billion decline to $1.3 trillion, mainly on account of the recession and the reduction in the volume of freight being transported and stored, according to the 20th annual State of Logistics report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

U.S. business' total logistics costs fell for the first time in six years in 2008 with a $49 billion decline to $1.3 trillion, mainly on account of the recession and the reduction in the volume of freight being transported and stored, according to the 20th annual State of Logistics report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Jan 01, 2014

Study: No Link Between Supplier Expenditures and Risk

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology contradicts the commonly held belief that suppliers that pose the greatest degree of supply chain risk are those that receive the biggest annual payments from manufacturers.

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology contradicts the commonly held belief that suppliers that pose the greatest degree of supply chain risk are those that receive the biggest annual payments from manufacturers.