Issue / Commuter Rail

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...

1960 Bureau of the Budget Memo on American Municipal Association Commuter Rail Relief Bill

This is an internal memo from the White House Bureau of the Budget dated March 11, 1960 summarizing legislation introduced in the House...

Track Maintenance Data

This is a database of information related to maintenance of public transit systems. This database was created by the Eno Center for...

Senate Subcommittee Questions Commuter Rail’s Lack of PTC Progress

May 17, 2018 The lack of progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) on the part of some commuter rail lines fell under...

Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition

*New: Click here to download track maintenance data used in this report. Public transit maintenance is not often headline news. Yet...

FTA Gives Out Full FY18 Transit Apportionments

May 10, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration has at last distributed the full amount of fiscal year 2018 funding for mass transit...

What Did Transit Advocates Get Wrong In Nashville?

May 8, 2018 Mass transit advocates in Nashville, Tennessee were dealt a crushing setback one week ago today when a referendum to...

$487 Million in TIGER Grants for FY 2017 Announced

March 9, 2018 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the 41 recipients of $487 million in total grant funding for...

December 2017 FTA Letter to NY on Gateway Tunnel

This is a letter dated December 29, 2017 from Acting Federal Transit Administrator Jane Williams to the head of the New York State...

Original Gateway Program Presentation – February 2011

This is the original presentation Amtrak used in February 2011 when announcing plans for the Gateway Program,

House Panel Pushes Railroads, Regulators on PTC Deadline

February 23, 2018 The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held an oversight hearing on February 15 to...

Amtrak Submits Ambitious $11 Billion Budget Request

February 22, 2018 As part of the regular federal budget process, the Trump Administration on January 12 submitted a budget request...

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