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.

Public Transit Ridership is Slow to Return, Despite High Gas Prices

But that aid is finite, said Robert Puentes, who runs the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, and agencies need to get...

DOT Rolls Out IIJA Grade Crossing Grant Program

After a weekend that saw multiple train derailments due to accidents with road vehicles at grade crossings, the U.S. Department of...

Texas Central HSR Project Wins Eminent Domain Case

The Texas Supreme Court on June 24 ruled, in a 5 to 3 opinion, that the private Texas Central high-speed rail project from Dallas to...

Eno’s Leadership Awards Reception

Save the date! Eno's Leadership Awards Reception will be held on January 11, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kimpton Monaco, 700 F St...

Schedule Set for Possible National Railroad Strike in Mid-September

U.S. freight railroads and their unions took steps this week to enter the final phase of their latest labor negotiation, setting a...

House Lawmakers Debate Freight Rail Labor and Safety Issues

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week held a wide-ranging hearing with railroad regulators, labor leaders,...

FRA Establishes CIG-Like “Pipeline” for Intercity Rail Corridors

Last Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration published a notice establishing a program to provide periodic evaluation of potential...

Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Hearing Previews Future Rulings

Exacerbated by supply chain bottlenecks and workforce woes, members of Congress expressed their concern with the recent performance of...

New Amtrak Nominees May Overbalance Board Towards Northeast Corridor

When the White House announced a slate of new nominees for the Amtrak Board of Directors at 3 p.m. last Friday, it was not clear who...

Biden to Nominate 5 Amtrak Board Members

In a 3 p.m. Friday afternoon announcement, the White House sent out a news release stating that President Biden intends to nominate...

Guest Op-Ed: Why Workforce Development Should Be Included in Freight Transportation Plans

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ supply chain system has been strained from significant demand. While some...

Austin’s Project Connect: Independent Review of Governance and Leadership

With the passage of Proposition A in 2020, Austin voters gave their approval to an ambitious, far-reaching vision for the region's...

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