The Staggers Rail Act of 1980 was a fundamental moment in freight rail’s legacy, setting railroads on track to become one of the safest, most efficient and cost-effective transportation networks in the world. To keep our nation moving forward, it’s imperative that federal policymakers and regulators — now and in the future — protect the smart regulatory framework borne of this groundbreaking bipartisan legislation.
AAR Associate General Counsel Timothy Strafford recently joined The Federalist Society to discuss why the core tenets of the Staggers Act are especially relevant for ratemaking and due process under the Fifth Amendment. Listen now.
MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tackled the issue of grade crossing safety head on, developing a set of solutions to address the issue — including a trailblazing partnership with navigation app Waze.