Lawmakers seek meeting with Foxx over Gulf airlines' entry into US

Reps. Dan Lipinski, Robert Dold, Paul Cook, Tom Emmer, Steve Israel and Frank Pallone want to meet with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to discuss protecting rights of U.S. airlines and their workers from unfair competition. “As the public comment period is now officially closed, it is time for your agency to swiftly address these trade violations,” the members wrote. Read More »

Echo Global Logistics completes acquisition of Command Transportation

Echo Global Logistics said on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Command Transportation, LLC, which will operate as a subsidiary. As part of the acquisition agreement, Echo will take on outstanding membership units that amount to approximately $420 million; $25 million of this purchase was made in both common stock and restricted common stock, which was issued to 33 employees of Command to accommodate Nasdaq listing regulations. Read More »

Several senators call for more positive-train-control tech funding

Nearly two-dozen senators wrote a letter on Wednesday to the Senate Appropriations Committee, calling for an increase in funding for positive train control (PTC) technology. This letter follows the recent deadly derailment of Amtrak 188 that occurred outside Philadelphia on May 12, killing eight people and injuring more than 200. In the letter, the senators said PTC technology would have been able to prevent the accident. Read More »