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  • Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills

    Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …

  • E-cigarettes on airline flights being banned by U.S.

    The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.

  • Editorial: DOT correct to expedite tougher rules for oil trains

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded regulation of oil trains on the fast track, with the possibility new rules could be in place by early 2015. The railroads and …

  • Lawmakers scrutinize oil train safety standards

    WASHINGTON – The federal bureaucracy’s inability to remove substandard oilcars carrying volatile crude off railroad tracks continues to frustrate U.S. lawmakers. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx tried to put the onus …