House votes to reauthorize Surface Transportation Board

From Agri-Pulse

Key farm and industry stakeholders applauded the House’s Thursday passage of a bill to reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board (STB) – the federal railroad regulatory agency.

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, introduced the bill (S 808) to “help address the uncertainty encountered by businesses and agriculture producers who are forced to deal with the STB” and “increase the board’s accountability” through 2020, he said in a release. Read the rest of the story here.