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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: Promoting Resiliency Across the Global Supply Chains

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Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Rail Board, DOT IG Nominees

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Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

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

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Webinar: State of the Industry: Freight Rail in 2020

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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

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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

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