Railroads

Issues & Modes / Railroads

Railroads have been a vital presence in American transportation for nearly 200 years moving both passengers and freight efficiently and effectively. Freight railroads in the United States are mostly owned by private companies, who maintain and operate their own networks. 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-owned track.

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

NEC Commission Announces $117 Billion Corridor Improvement Plan

The Northeast Corridor Commission, a federal advisory panel for the DC-to-Boston passenger and commuter rail system, announced a new...

Centennial Institute

Convening Transportation Professionals to Learn and Connect Throughout the COVID pandemic, Eno has been a trusted source of...

Surface Bill Goes to House Floor Next Week

The House of Representatives will consider the surface transportation bill (H.R. 3684) next week, where it will be combined with...

Amendments Filed to House Surface Transportation Bill

The following is a list of all 230 amendments filed so far with the House Rules Committee to the surface transportation bill (H.R....

Senate Commerce OKs $78B Rail-Safety-Multimodal Bill

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this week approved a $78 billion bill that provides the highway and motor...

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...

Senate Safety & Rail Titles of Surface Reauthorization Released

Yesterday afternoon, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced a...

House To Vote on Surface Transportation Reauthorization by July 1

Yesterday morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a five-year, $548 billion surface transportation...

T&I Panel Advances $548B Surface Bill After 19-Hour Markup

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began marking up H.R. 3864, the INVEST in America Act, at 10 a.m. yesterday, and...

House Democrats Introduce $547B Surface Bill; Markup Next Week

House Democrats today introduced a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, the “Investing in a New...

Amtrak Route Expansion Largely Depends on State Willingness to Subsidize

Seeking to capitalize on President Biden's huge proposed spending increases as part of his American Jobs Plan, Amtrak last month...

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