Issue / Rail

House to Vote This Week to Prevent Railroad Strike

The House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week on legislation imposing a contract settlement on the railroad unions...

Amtrak Year-End Reporting Shows Ongoing Ridership, Expense Problems

A review of Amtrak's final monthly operating report for fiscal year 2022 shows that ridership and revenue on key routes continues to...

Railroad Strike Averted (For Now)

After some cajoling from the Biden Administration and an all-night negotiating session, the leaders of the remaining holdout railroad...

Senate Amtrak Hearing Avoids Big-Picture Issues

It’s a pivotal time for Amtrak, and Congress gave the nation’s passenger railroad $22 billion in the recent bipartisan...

Opinion: Three Questions the Senate Should Ask the Amtrak Board Nominees

In his 1987 history of the Federal Reserve, Secrets of the Temple, journalist William Greider told a funny story illustrating the...

President’s Mediators Put Rail Unions On Defense As Possible Strike Looms

A three-person mediation board appointed by President Biden issued its final report on the ongoing railroad labor contract negotiations...

Opting Out of Mass Transit?

In his analysis of the impact of remote work on transit, Phil Plotch, the Eno Center for Transportation’s principal researcher,...

Public Transit Ridership is Slow to Return, Despite High Gas Prices

But that aid is finite, said Robert Puentes, who runs the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, and agencies need to get...

DOT Rolls Out IIJA Grade Crossing Grant Program

After a weekend that saw multiple train derailments due to accidents with road vehicles at grade crossings, the U.S. Department of...

Texas Central HSR Project Wins Eminent Domain Case

The Texas Supreme Court on June 24 ruled, in a 5 to 3 opinion, that the private Texas Central high-speed rail project from Dallas to...

Eno’s Leadership Awards Reception

Save the date! Eno's Leadership Awards Reception will be held on January 11, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kimpton Monaco, 700 F St...

Schedule Set for Possible National Railroad Strike in Mid-September

U.S. freight railroads and their unions took steps this week to enter the final phase of their latest labor negotiation, setting a...

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