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.

Webinar: State of the Industry: Freight Rail in 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on consumer-facing industries, like aviation or retail, has received great coverage in the press and in the...

H.R. 2 House Floor Amendment Log

All amendments are drafted to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-54. When in doubt, click on the name of the amendment sponsor to...

California Rail Authority Postpones New Business Plan Amidst Downsizing Discussions

After canceling its scheduled May meeting, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors met yesterday, but...

310+ Amendments to Infrastructure Bill Filed in House

The deadline for House members to submit amendments to H.R. 2, the Democratic infrastructure bill, has passed, and members filed a...

House Panel Completes Epic 24-Hour Markup of Surface Transportation Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last night completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation...

House Surface Bill Markup Stretches into Second Day

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's markup of H.R. 2, the surface transportation reauthorization bill, will...

Revised Surface Bill Introduced; Markup Set for June 17

After ETW went out the door at lunchtime on Friday, June 12, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee formally announced...

Amendments Filed to INVEST in America Act Ahead of House Committee Markup

This is a list of the amendments filed by members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in advance of the scheduled...

Funding Table for Democratic Substitute for INVEST in America Act (June 12 2020)

This is a 2-page table showing funding authorization levels in the amendment in the nature of a substitute for H.R. 2, the INVEST in...

INVEST in America Act – Democratic Substitute Version (June 12 2020)

This is the text of a proposed amendment in the nature of a substitute (complete replacement) to the bill H.R. 2, the INVEST in America...

$495 Billion Surface Transportation Bill Introduced by House Democrats

A bill authorizing $495.4 billion in federal funding for surface transportation programs was introduced in the House of Representatives...

How Realistic Are the House Surface Bill’s Suggested Appropriations?

The surface transportation reauthorization bill released by House Democrats this week would provide $412 billion in federal funding...

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