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.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Rail Programs

Even people with little interest in transportation have no doubt heard that the new bipartisan infrastructure bill has $66 billion for...

Golden bricks: As New York gets ready to invest in infrastructure, it must contain exorbitant costs

The Eno Center for Transportation, a 100-year old nonprofit based in Washington, Thursday published a new study optimistically titled:...

Eno research report on building transit better

“If we are going to make a dent on climate, if we are going to deal with traffic congestion, if we are going to make sure people have...

A new Eno report examines how the U.S. can build better transit projects faster

Eno Center for Transportation has published a report looking at the current and historical trends of public transit construction, cost...

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...

Amtrak pushes 15-year plan to boost northeastern corridor

Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow of the Eno Center for Transportation, said he hopes that many of the Commission’s initial projects will...

Why does it cost so much to build things in America?

The Eno Center for Transportation painted a dismal picture in its recent report: On a per mile basis, America’s transit rail projects...

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...

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