Issue / Freight rail

1958 Eisenhower Administration Statement of Railroad Policy

This is a PDF file of the records of the Cabinet meeting of March 28, 1958 and its results. The 33-page PDF contains copies of the...

Webinar: Promoting Resiliency Across the Global Supply Chains

Supply chain and logistics professionals are constantly adapting to technological and socioeconomic shifts in the mobility landscape....

Webinar: State of the Industry: Freight Rail in 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on consumer-facing industries, like aviation or retail, has received great coverage in the press and in the...

Webinar: How Disruptions to Our Transportation System Can Impact Food Supply

Immediate concerns about the ability of the food supply chain to meet customer demand have abated following the initial wave of panic...

As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges

August 1, 2019 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened for a hearing on July 31 regarding the current...

Shippers Voice Concern Over Poor Railroad Communications, Access Charges

July 25, 2019 The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a “Railroad Shippers Roundtable” on...

House Hearing Examines Rail Workforce Issues

At the June 20 hearing of the House Railroads Subcommittee on “The State of the Rail Workforce,” witnesses and Democratic members...

$326M in FY18 CRISI Grants Include Mobile to New Orleans Amtrak Restoration

This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced that it had selected projects to receive $326 million in railroad grants from...

Chinese State-Owned Enterprises are Eyeing U.S. Freight Rail Manufacturing: Report

October 22, 2018 Chinese-backed companies are targeting U.S. freight rail car manufacturing, and their market dominance would...

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...

Schools, Private Sector Teaming Up to Address Freight Workforce Training Challenges

September 5, 2018 In an effort to address occupational and skills gaps in the freight transportation industry, ports and private...

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...

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