Issue / Commuter Rail

NJ Transit “Working Diligently” Toward PTC Deadline, but has Miles to Go

October 3, 2018 Three months from a statutory December 31 deadline, New Jersey Transit told the Senate Commerce Committee at a...

Eno Releases Study of Chinese Railcar Issue

September 28, 2018 The Eno Center for Transportation on September 26 released a new study, The Implications of the Federal Ban on...

The Implications of the Federal Ban on Chinese Railcars

The “trade war” between the United States and China continues to play out on the global stage. While it does, a seemingly benign...

As PTC Deadline Approaches, Focus Turns to Interoperability

September 14, 2018 As the December 31 deadline to fully implement positive train control (PTC) or else qualify for an alternative...

FRA Announces $204M in PTC Grants as New Reporting Shows Progress Towards Meeting Deadline

August 24, 2018 This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the recipients of $203.7 million in fiscal year 2018 grants...

Defense Authorization Bill Contains Transit, Aviation, Maritime Provisions

July 27, 2018 Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the final conference report version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense...

AAR Lawsuit Against Amtrak/FRA On-Time Performance Metrics

This is the original lawsuit by the Association of American Railroads, filed in August 2011, against the joint Amtrak/FRA metrics for...

May 2017 US District Court Opinion in AAR v. DOT

This is the March 23, 2017 opinion of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the seemingly never-ending case of...

What’s the Purpose of Mass Transit? – Part 1

June 29, 2018 What’s the point of mass transit? The question sounds flippant, but from the perspective of the federal role in...

Mass Transit Financing Corporation Act – 1960 Version

This is the bill H.R. 10808 of the 86th Congress, one of a series of identical bills introduced in March 1960 based on draft...

1958 Mass Transit Financing Corporation Act

This is the text of the bill H.R. 11816 of the 85th Congress, introduced in the House of Representatives on April 1, 1958 by Rep....

Guest Op-Ed: The Lessons of Measure M: How to Fix the Subway

June 19, 2018 As New York struggles to fix the subway and several proposals are circulating, a close look at what Los Angeles is...

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