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.

1970 Rail Passenger Service Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memo and letters presented to President Nixon relating to the enrolled bill H.R. 17849, the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, which...

2014 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2014 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2014   January 13, 2014 update #1 January 13, 2014 update...

GAO Recommends TIGER Transparency

October 2, 2014 The U.S. Government Accountability Office on September 23 released an audit of the Department of Transportation’s...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of Sept. 14, 2015

Thursday, Sept. 17 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee – full committee hearing on the nomination of Sarah...

1998 TEA21 Law – As Amended Through February 2002

The TEA21 law was enacted on June 9, 1998 but was almost immediately altered by significant corrections and amendments enacted into law...

1998 TEA21 Law – As Amended Through July 1998.

The TEA21 law was enacted on June 9, 1998 but was almost immediately altered by significant corrections and amendments enacted into law...

FY 2016 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Federal Railroad Administration

Detailed budget estimates for the FRA as part of the FY 2016 budget request.

FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations – House Hearings on FRA, FMCSA, and PHMSA (Video)

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQPXiLAYRM[/embed]

2005 (Jun. 7) Letter From Sec. Mineta to SAFETEA Conferees

Letter from Secretary Mineta to House and Senate conferees on the SAFETEA surface transportation reauthorization bill defining the...

2008 SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act

Text of Public Law 110-244, the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008.

2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)

Text of Public Law 109-58, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act - A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU),...

1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA21)

Text of Public Law 105-178, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA21), enacted in 2008.

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