Issue / Rail

T&I Hearing Looks at Expanded Intercity Passenger Rail

On Thursday, December 9, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee...

Northstar rail runs into trouble in Anoka County

"A lot of regions are grappling with some of the same challenges," said Paul Lewis, policy director at the Eno Center for...

HSR, Transit Funding in Reconciliation May Rely on 5-Year Cutoff, “Tapered Match” Grants

In the Byzantine budget reconciliation process, one of the big prohibitions is that each committee's contribution to the bill has to be...

Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National...

Train derailments like the Montana incident are rare, but other railroad-related deaths are on the rise

“The response that we’re seeing to the Montana crash is showing that the existing standards that we have are in some respects...

Eno Study: ‘Safety Trends Moving in the Wrong Direction’

“A new strategy and framework is needed to address the most significant safety issues facing railroads,” say authors Paul Lewis of...

Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy

Railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders, and the public. Strong federal standards for railroad track...

Webinar: Safer Railroading: A Discussion About Targeted Safety Policy

This webinar discusses the findings from Eno's report: Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy. According to...

Webinar: A New Paradigm for Rail Planning, Funding, & Implementation

In July 2021, the Northeast Corridor Commission released CONNECT NEC 2035 (C35), the most ambitious reinvestment program in the...

A big bet on Amtrak

That's "way more than any other" transportation secretary has ever been given, said Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for...

Commuter trains have kept rolling. Will all those riders ever return?

“The commuter railroads have been really hammered during the pandemic,” said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for...

US rail projects take longer, cost more than those in Europe

American rail projects with minimal tunneling take about six months longer to complete than similar non-U.S. projects, while...

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