Issue / Rail Safety

Transportation-Related Amendments Offered to the FY16 THUD Bill in the House on June 3

(More amendments, all of which are “limitation” amendments (“no funds in this act may be used for such-and-such”) were offered...

House Panel Approves FY16 USDOT Budget

May 14, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the fiscal 2016 appropriations bill for the Department of...

DOT Issues Long-Awaited Rail Car Rule

May 6, 2015 Last Friday, U.S. DOT released its much-anticipated rulemaking for shipping crude oil and other liquid energy products...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Senate Passes FY16 Budget After 16-Hour “Vote-a-Rama” Session

April 2, 2015 The Senate passed its fiscal 2016 budget plan (S. Con. Res. 11) in the wee hours of Friday morning, March 27, after a...

Senate Committee OK’s Freight Rail Regulation; PTC Deadline Extension Bills

March 26, 2015 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday approved two significant pieces of freight rail...

McConnell Substitute Changes EPW, Commerce Bill Provisions

July 22, 2015 Here are what appear to be the main changes in the EPW and Commerce portions of the bill from the time that 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...

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...

House T&I Easily Approves Passenger Rail Reauthorization Bill

February 19, 2015 The House of Representatives’ bipartisan passenger rail reauthorization bill (H.R. 749) easily passed through...

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...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

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