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Let the Free Market Ride the Rails

Imagine it was your life’s dream to open a restaurant. You found a great location, hired a top-notch chef and taught him your grandmother’s favorite recipes, put together a great wait staff, and made the dining room fit for the Food Network.

04/30/2019
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Dear 116th Congress: Please Give Up on the Safe Freight Act

The 116th Congress appears to have learned none of the lessons of its predecessors. In 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT), under Barack Obama, issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require all freight rail operations have at least two members aboard. This rule was never implemented.

02/01/2019
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Railroad Legislation Aims to Revive Failed Regulation

In March 2016, the Obama-era Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that required there be at least two crewmembers aboard for all railroad operations. Like many Liberal ideas, this was a throwback to the days of steam engines and cabooses when some states required as many as 5 people on each train crew, no matter what was actually required for safety or business purposes. Thankfully, this unnecessary rule was never implemented, and American businesses would be safe from burdensome rules like this for at least the next four years under a new administration. Or so we thought...

03/27/2018
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The Department of Transportation Wants Drivers to Get Lost

Technology is continually frustrating government regulators. The advance of innovation is so rapid, that slow-moving bureaucracies have had to struggle just to keep up. Of course this hasn’t stopped them from trying. After all, what is the alternative? Letting people enjoy the benefits of new goods and services without interfering or meddling in any way? Obviously, they can’t have that.

06/23/2014