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eNews • April 8, 2016
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The Staggers Act significantly deregulated the railroad industry to allow rail companies greater independence in determining its operations and rate structure.  The act was named after Congressman Harley Staggers (West Virginia) and was signed into law in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter.

Panama Canal Inaugurates Scale Model Training Facility, Announces Expansion Inauguration Date

Panama Canal Inaugurates Scale Model Training Facility, Announces Expansion Inauguration Date

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) recently announced that the Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

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BNSF Furloughs Reach 4,600 Workers as U.S. Rail Cargo Declines

BNSF Furloughs Reach 4,600 Workers as U.S. Rail Cargo Declines

BNSF Railway Co., the carrier owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has 4,600 workers on furlough in response to declining cargo traffic.

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U.S. Guidance on Self-Driving Cars Due Within Months, Foxx Says

U.S. Guidance on Self-Driving Cars Due Within Months, Foxx Says

U.S. regulators are making progress and will begin issuing guidelines to help the introduction of self-driving car technology within the next few months, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

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Norfolk Southern urges shareholders to oppose CP proxy

Norfolk Southern urges shareholders to oppose CP proxy

Canadian Pacific filed a definitive proxy statement asking the NS board of directors to “engage in good faith discussions” with CP regarding a potential purchase that will be voted on at the annual NS shareholder meeting May 12.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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