U.S.: USDOT extends short lines’ RRIF Express loan deadline

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 25, 2020 The Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has extended…

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Canada, Ontario: Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has a new boss

By BayToday Staff, Northern Ontario Business; April 7, 2020 It’s been a long time coming and a lot of behind-the-scenes…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 20, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an NPRM (Notice of…

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U.S.: Bill would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads for delaying trains

By Logan Gay, WPSD NBC 6; March 6, 2020 CARBONDALE, IL — How long are you willing to wait for a…

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U.S., Colorado: Group wants Surface Transportation Board to encourage sale of Tennessee Pass rail line

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 19, 2020 If you can’t get what you want, ask the Surface Transportation…

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U.S., South Florida: Indian River County may accept its loss to Virgin Trains in federal court

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 13, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A significant chapter could close on…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County still pursuing legal cases against Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; January 7, 2020 VERO BEACH, Fla. — Despite a potentially crippling setback in court,…

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U.S., Virginia Opinion/Editorial: Rail initiative would benefit commonwealth

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; January 7, 2020 Major improvements to rail transportation now being finalized will prove…

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U.S.: Washington Department Of Transportation cites challenges in latest draft of state rail plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 6, 2020 The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public comment on a…

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Passenger rail projects awarded more than $272 million in federal State of Good Repair grants

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 22, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded more than $272 million through…

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White House pulls rule that would require two-member crew in locomotives

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; June 13, 2019 The White House has pulled an Obama-era proposal that would…

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‘I can’t get an answer’ – STB regulators issue fiery barbs at rail execs

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — There were no mixed messages from the more…

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Trump Rail Safety Oversight in Focus After Amtrak Crash

By David Shepardson, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report; December 21, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As investigators sift through the…

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Opinion: Obama’s policies are still threatening the freight rail industry

By Lawrence Spiwak, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; October 13, 2017 Nearly one year after the election, the Trump administration has…

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ASLRRA President Darr to Congress: 45G ‘clearly demonstrated to work’

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; October 5, 2017 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)…

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