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.

First Special Rule for House Consideration of the STRR Act

Text of H. Res. 507, the first special rule from the Rules Committee, for House consideration of H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act (with modified...

Highway Bill On House Floor This Week – Amendment and Cost Estimate Update

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:24 a.m. (Note: This issue of ETW Express is so lengthy that some readers may find it easier to print...

USDOT Announces $485 Million in FY15 TIGER Grants

October 29, 2015 The Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $485 million in national infrastructure...

Congress Clears 3-Week HTF Extension (With PTC); Highway Bill On House Floor Next Week

October 29, 2015 Both Houses of Congress cleared legislation this week that will extend expiring Highway Trust Fund spending...

Senate OK’s 3-Week HTF Extension and Confirms Feinberg as FRA Administrator

October 29, 2015 - 3:50 p.m. The U.S. Senate has approved H.R. 3819, the three-week Highway Trust Fund extension through November 20...

House to Vote on Budget Deal Today; Procedures Announced for Highway Bill Consideration in House; Senate May Vote on Short-Term Highway Trust Fund Extension Today

October 28, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. Last night, the House Rules Committee set the stage for today’s House consideration of the FY...

Short-Term HTF Extension to Nov. 20 2015

Text of H.R. 3819, a surface transportation extension from October 30 to November 20, 2015, which includes positive train control (PTC)...

Compromise PTC Language Included in House Highway Bill and May Ride in Short-Term HTF Extension As Well

October 23, 2015 The chairmen of the House and Senate committees that over see railroads, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Sen. John...

USDOT Releases Draft of National Freight Strategic Plan

October 22, 2015 After much anticipation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released the draft National Freight...

2013 House T&I Freight Panel Report

October 2013 report of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Special Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation.

Map of Proposed Multimodal Freight Network – October 2015

Draft map of the proposed multimodal freight network in USDOT's October 2015 National Freight Strategy.

2014 National Freight Advisory Committee Recommendations

The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC or Committee) appointed by the Secretary of Transportation, includes 47members...

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