Issue / Freight rail

Senate Hearing Examines State and Local Infrastructure Needs

March 16, 2018 On Tuesday, the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and...

$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...

USDOT Unveils Ambitious Multimodal Automation Initiative, Automated Vehicles 3.0

March 9, 2018 Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation publicly announced the next phase of its bold initiative to encourage...

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...

PTC Implementation: It Could Be Worse. (In Europe, it Is.)

February 14, 2018 Ten days ago, another fatal Amtrak accident occurred in South Carolina, and once again, the National...

Senate Commerce Discusses Emerging Threats to Surface Transportation

January 31, 2018 As a response to the rise in international terrorist attacks involving multiple surface transportation modes, a...

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era

February 2, 2018 Since metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) were first formed in early 1960s, their core mission has been to...

Senate Committee Examines Freight Movement Challenges

December 22, 2017 On December 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to review the state of freight...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18 - House Rules - full committee hearing on H.R. 3312, systemic risk designation improvement, and H.R. 1, tax cut...

Op-Ed: How Can We Get Rail Freight Service Back to Work for the American Consumer?

In a country where both food and transportation are staples of our everyday lives, the members of the Private Railcar Food and Beverage...

GAO, in Line with Eno, Recommends More Transparency for Federal Discretionary Grants.

November 9, 2017 As part of the 2015 FAST Act, the FASTLANE Discretionary Grant Program, launched in 2016 under President Obama and...

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