Issue / Positive Train Control

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...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 26, 2018

[Some of the February 28 meeting times may change due to the pending funeral arrangements in the Capitol for Rev. Billy Graham - keep...

Capitol Hill Events – Weeks of February 19 and February 26, 2018

The House and Senate are taking the week of February 19 off for the President's Day District Work Period, so no hearings are...

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...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 12, 2018

Tuesday, February 13 - Senate Budget - full committee hearing on the President's budget request for fiscal 2019 - 10:00 a.m., SD-608...

2017 TIFIA Loan Totals Top $4 Billion

January 12, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation closed two more TIFIA loans in December, bringing the total loan volume for...

PTC Finger-Pointing Continues as DeFazio Introduces Legislation

January 12, 2018 The aftermath of December's fatal Amtrak Cascades train derailment in Washington State continues to keep the topic...

May 2016 F.R.A. Report to Congress on Industry Response to Safety Advisories FRA-2013-08 and FRA-2015-13

This is a PDF copy of the report that the Federal Railroad Administration was required to submit to Congress by section 11406 of the...

Schumer Blocks Rail Safety Nominee

December 22, 2017 Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) again blocked the nomination of Ronald Batory to become the...

Senate Commerce Advances NTSB Reauthorization Bill

December 20, 2017 At an executive session on December 13, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved a bill...

Fatal Amtrak Derailment Draws Attention Back to PTC Implementation

December 22, 2017 This week's fatal Amtrak derailment in Washington State between Tacoma and Olympia, killing three people and...

Op-Ed: Freight Rail is a Driver of Innovation

November 1, 2017 Even in a nation’s capital typically behind the curve on technological matters, autonomy and self-driving...

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