Issue / Freight rail

Supreme Court Examines Diesel Fuel Tax Discrimination Against Railroads

March 5, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled today that states cannot tax railroads if the state tax regime exempts certain modes of...

House Hearing Examines Transportation of Oil by Rail

February 11, 2015 On February 3, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and...

Senate Hearing Addresses Port Infrastructure Needs, Freight Network

February 11, 2015 On February 10, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on the importance of ports to U.S. freight movement. The...

Senate Rail Hearing Focuses On Pushing Back PTC Deadline

January 28, 2015 Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on freight rail...

Lessons Learned from TIGER Discretionary Grant Program

Lessons Learned from the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program...

Administration Proposes Revised 6-Year, $478 Billion GROW AMERICA Surface Reauthorization

February 4, 2015 President Obama proposed a six-year, $478.3 billion surface transportation spending plan as part of his fiscal 2016...

Commerce Hearing Addresses Transpo Network Performance Issues

February 4, 2015 Last week on January 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation’s Subcommittee on...

Foxx Testifies At House T&I On Need For GROW AMERICA Act

February 11, 2015 This morning, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on surface transportation...

Reps. Hahn, Poe Re-Introduce Freight Fund Legislation

February 19, 2015 Last July, while many transportation enthusiasts were closely watching the unfolding drama of...

New FRA Report Details PTC Implementation Woes

August 12, 2015 Last Friday afternoon, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) submitted a report to Congress detailing the...

1975 White House Freight Rail Assistance Decision Memo

May 8, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is from 40 years ago - the briefing papers prepared for President Ford in late...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

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