Program created in 2002 has been dogged by complaints that application process is too onerous.
Rail operator CSX and Transportation Department trying to have ban lifted.
Washington should better coordinate information flowing to and from state and local officials and businesses, advisory commission's report says.
Activists groups argue that trains carrying chlorine and other toxic materials should be re-routed away from the nation's capital.
Many of the department's constituent agencies already have their own regional offices.
U.S. moving too fast to tie National Incident Management System implementation to first responder funding, they say.
"Ready Business" campaign mirrors department's broader "Ready America" effort.
Program is slated for a demonstration in early 2006.
Despite the best intentions of all parties, money is slow to work its way through the pipeline.
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