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Senate Coronavirus Response Bill – March 22 a.m. Version

This is the March 22 morning iteration of the Senate's massive coronavirus response legislation. Division A contains the various...

Senate COVID Bill Stalled; House Plan Would More than Double USDOT Appropriations

4:45 p.m. The Senate is still stuck in a partisan logjam over its coronavirus response legislation, having failed again this...

Revised Coronavirus Bill Includes $20 Billion for Mass Transit, $10 Billion for Airports, $58 Billion in Loans for Airlines

A revised version of the trillion-dollar-plus coronavirus response bill circulated by Senate Republicans this morning, after a long...

House Subcommittee Hearing Tackles Capital Funding Challenges, but Fails to Address the Ballooning Cost of U.S. Rail Infrastructure

On Wednesday, March 4, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled "Funding a...

Amtrak Changes CEOs As White House Re-Nominates Some (Not All) Board Members

Amtrak announced this week that President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson is stepping down, at the end of his three-year...

Amtrak Requests $2.34 Billion in FY21 Appropriations

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has submitted its own request to Congress for $2.34 billion in federal...

December 1969 USDOT “RailPax” Passenger Rail Proposal

This is the text of the draft legislation sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation in December 1969 to the White House Bureau of...

Durbin Introduces Bill to Allow Amtrak to Sue Freight Railroads for Delays

This week, Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation at the behest of Amtrak to allow the nationwide...

House Amtrak Hearing Criticizes Cost-Cutting Measures and New Arbitration Clause

The House Railroads Subcommittee examined present and future Amtrak policy in a wide-ranging hearing on November 13 featuring the...

Senate Committee Approves RRIF and NASA Bills, 3 Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a drama-free markup on November 13 and approved 20 bills by voice vote,...

Senate Panel to Vote on Nominations, TOD Bill Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has scheduled a November 13 markup session (10:00 a.m., G-50 Dirksen) with a...

New Hudson River Tunnel Financial Plan Lowers CIG Share, Rearranges Debt Burden

A few more details about the revised financial plan for the new Hudson River Tunnel project have come to light since the August 23...

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