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Issue / Railroads

Railroads have been a vital aspect of the transportation system for nearly 200 years. Moving both passengers and freight, railroads offer high capacity and efficient transportation options. Freight railroads in the United States are mostly owned by private companies, who maintain and operate their system using wholly private revenues. Passenger systems, whether through Amtrak or various commuter railroads, require public assistance and either operate on their own track or pay to use freight railroad-own track.

Guest Op-Ed: House Transportation Bill Incomplete on U.S. Rail Policy

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee recently passed a large-scale surface transportation bill, and it is safe to...

Here’s how the GOP infrastructure plan stacks up against Biden’s transportation plans

Jeff Davis examined what Biden and Senate Republicans are proposing to spend on roads, transit, rail, airports and safety programs over...

White House plan calls for large expansion of federal government’s role in transportation

The Biden administration is calling for $365 billion in highway spending, $189 billion for transit and $94 billion for rail over five...

CP-KCS Merger Would Create Canada-US-Mexico Unified Railroad

In what seems like the last, unfinished piece of 1990s railroad merger mania, Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern announced on...

December 1957 White House Meeting With Railroads

This PDF file contains two documents relating to a December 5, 1957 meeting at the White House between senior Eisenhower Administration...

1955 “Weeks Report” – Revision of Federal Transportation Policy

This is the version of the "Weeks Report" of the President's Advisory Committee on Transport Policy and Organization, as released to...

Cabinet Meeting of January 28, 1955

This 12-page PDF document contains three items relating to the Cabinet Meeting of January 28, 1955: Cabinet Paper 6/1, dated...

1958 Eisenhower Administration Statement of Railroad Policy

This is a PDF file of the records of the Cabinet meeting of March 28, 1958 and its results. The 33-page PDF contains copies of the...

White House Submits Sixth Amtrak Board Nomination as Senate Prepares to Move Rail Nominees

This week, President Trump formally nominated a sixth person to be a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors – former Congressman...

Nomination News: STB May Get Full Membership, Szabat Approved by Committee

This week, the Senate Commerce Committee approved the nomination of Joel Szabat to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, and...

Rapid Response Webinar: The Coronavirus Relief Package & Transportation

In this Rapid Response webinar, Eno's Jeff Davis will explain and analyze the billions of dollars in emergency assistance that will be...

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...

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