Issue / Rail Safety

COVID-19 Makes Meeting PTC Deadline Challenging, But Not Impossible

While COVID-19 ravages public transit ridership and is having devastating effects on frontline workers, transit agencies are still...

USDOT Gives Out $248M in FY19 CRISI Rail Grants

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on March 12 announced the recipients of $248.5 million in railroad grants under the Consolidated...

House Subcommittee Hearing Tackles Capital Funding Challenges, but Fails to Address the Ballooning Cost of U.S. Rail Infrastructure

On Wednesday, March 4, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled "Funding a...

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...

House Passes Scenic Byways, Route 66 Centennial, FRA Inspection Notification Bills

February 8, 2019 On February 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills from the Committee on Transportation and...

Eno Releases Study of Chinese Railcar Issue

September 28, 2018 The Eno Center for Transportation on September 26 released a new study, The Implications of the Federal Ban on...

Senate Passes Bill Mandating States Conduct Risk-Based Transit Safety Inspection

September 28, 2018 On September 25, the Senate passed a bill setting standards for state mass transit safety oversight agencies...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 3 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing on positive train control...

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the...

As PTC Deadline Approaches, Focus Turns to Interoperability

September 14, 2018 As the December 31 deadline to fully implement positive train control (PTC) or else qualify for an alternative...

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Aviation and Amtrak Nominees and USDOT Reporting Bill

September 5, 2018 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved Wednesday two transportation-related nominees...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 10, 2018

Thursday, September 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials...

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