Issue / Amtrak

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Lean Year Ahead For USDOT Appropriations in the House

April 22, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee voted earlier today to allocate $1.017 trillion in discretionary appropriations...

Supreme Court Rules Amtrak Is A Governmental, Not Private, Entity

March 11, 2015 On Monday, for the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in a railroad case. In U.S. DOT...

House Passes Bipartisan Amtrak Reform Bill

March 5, 2015 Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 749, the bipartisan passenger rail reform bill, by a wide 316...

Amtrak Requests $2 Billion For FY16 Operations, NEC Modernization

February 26, 2015 The White House’s official budget request for Amtrak this year is part of the GROW AMERICA surface...

Bipartisan Amtrak Bill Introduced In House

February 11, 2015 The bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week introduced...

Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

July 22, 2015 At this hour (late Wednesday afternoon), the Senate is waiting to hold a “re-vote” on a procedural motion to take...

House T&I Easily Approves Passenger Rail Reauthorization Bill

February 19, 2015 The House of Representatives’ bipartisan passenger rail reauthorization bill (H.R. 749) easily passed through...

July 30, 2015 9:52 a.m. – House and Senate Almost Over DRIVE

July 30, 2015 The Senate today is expected to pass both short-term and longer-term surface transportation legislation that will lay...

Senators Introduce Amtrak Bill; Homeland Funding and STB Reauthorization Advance

June 19, 2015 Since yesterday morning’s regular issue of Eno Transportation Weekly came out, three important things have...

What Does the Amtrak Incident Tell Us About How We Can Improve Safety?

We still do not know the cause of the Amtrak crash that killed 8 people and injured 200. But this has not stopped people from...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

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