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Rail Transport in the USA

USA - March 20 2019 A structured guide to rail transport in the USA...

Marc A. Korman, Morgan Lindsay, Donald H Smith.


U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Third Round of Guidance on Automated Vehicles

USA - November 1 2018 Rapid advances in automation have the potential to disrupt a number of sectors, perhaps none more so than the automobile industry. The U.S...

Michael L. Mallow, Christopher Fonzone, Edward Fierro, Colleen Theresa Brown, Edward R. McNicholas.


Rail Transport: Global overview

- October 29 2018 From the very outset, railways have been a global phenomenon. When the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world’s first intercity rail service, premiered in 1830, construction had already started across the Atlantic on the United States’ first railway, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. As detailed by railway historian Christian Wolmar in Blood, Iron and Gold, within a decade of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway’s successful debut, railways were spreading across Europe to nations such as France, Belgium and Italy. By the 1840s the new technology was being introduced in Asia and South America, and was well on its way to revolutionising transport around the globe. This rapid expansion is not surprising. While for centuries (and indeed millennia), waterways provided the only avenues for low-cost, high-volume transport, the advent of the iron road opened up new opportunities for transporting people and goods across virtually any terrain....


District Judge: Tribal Land Rights Survive Preemption Challenge

USA - January 23 2017 On Jan. 13, Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a novel decision contrasting the preemptive...

Raymond A. Atkins, Hanna M. Chouest.


Surface Transportation Board Reaffirms Two-Model Approach in Determining Cost of Capital for Railroad Industry

USA - November 4 2016 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) rejected an effort by a rail shipper organization to change the method of estimating the railroad industry's...

G. Paul Moates, Raymond A. Atkins, Richard E. Young.