Issue / Rail

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential Hopes Make Him an Easy Target for Republicans — and his Slow Response in Ohio Gave Them Plenty of Ammo

"Because we've never had a secretary who had national political ambitions before, people are treating him a little more differently...

NTSB Issues Initial Report on Ohio Train Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday released its preliminary report on the derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight...

Biden Promises Future Tunnel Funding Without Actually Making Grants

Politicians holding big public events in association with funding grant announcements for high-profile projects are as old as funding...

From Washington: President Biden’s Pick For New Chief Of Staff

President and CEO of Eno Center for Transportation and Brookings Metro Non-Resident Senior Fellow Robert Puentes discusses the current...

Senate Confirms Primus to New STB Term, but Amtrak Nominees Will Wait Until Next Year

As part of last night's 10 p.m. Senate "wrap-up" activities, the Senate confirmed, by unanimous consent, the nomination of Robert...

FRA Invites Applicants for First $2.3B of Non-NEC Intercity Rail Funding

In terms of giant breaks with precedent, the dollar amount in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that most stood out was the guaranteed...

President Signs Bill Averting Rail Strike

President Biden has signed into law H. J. Res. 100, a resolution imposing a contract on the four railroad unions who had rejected the...

Highway, Rail Nominees Moving Through Committee

Highway and railroad policy nominees will be added to the pending pool from which the Senate usually selects several dozen individuals...

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress’ bid to bar rail strike

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said he expects senators from both parties will ultimately have to...

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