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.

One-Year FAST Act Extension Passes House

The House of Representatives has passed a one-year extension of FAST Act funding and policy as Division B of a larger fiscal-year-end...

DOT Announces $321 Million in CRISI Rail Grants

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the selectees for grants from the fiscal 2020 appropriation for the...

$1 Billion in BUILD Grants Announced by USDOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation on September 16 announced the selectees for $1 billion in surface transportation grants from the...

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...

Amtrak Asks for $5 Billion in House Subcommittee Hearing

On Wednesday, September 9, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing about recent events...

Webinar: Telework During COVID and Beyond: Leveraging Behavioral Science to Improve Virtual Work and the Future of Commuting

Working from home has become the “new normal” for employees around the world. In the post-pandemic work environment, telework may...

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...

December 1954 Cabinet Meeting on Railroad Policy

This is a 39-page PDF file relating to the Cabinet meeting of December 17, 1954 where the initial draft of the "Weeks Report" (the...

FTA Allocates $248 Million to Portal North Bridge Replacement

The Trump Administration this week formally allocated its first funding for any project in the "Gateway" portfolio of passenger rail...

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...

Webinar: Promoting Resiliency Across the Global Supply Chains

Supply chain and logistics professionals are constantly adapting to technological and socioeconomic shifts in the mobility landscape....

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