U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S.: Regulators issue final rule affecting fines levied by railroads, including CSX

From Jacksonville Business Journal; March 2, 2020 Ten months after a contentious hearing about fees railroads charge their customers, the…

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Deadline extended for Virgin Trains’ $1.7 billion Orlando-Tampa route negotiations

By Ryan Lynch and Veronica Brezina-Smith, Orlando Business Journal; October 3, 2019 A proposed high-speed train route between Orlando and…

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Surface Transportation Board issues two proposed rulemakings

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 2, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has been busy lately. The Board issued…

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New York State, Adirondack Council oppose effort to stall Tahawus rail case

By Don Lehman, The Post Star; August 19, 2019 The state and Adirondack Council have asked the federal government to…

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Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 On May 29 of this year, the Federal Railroad Administration…

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U.S. rail panel proposes overhaul to rate dispute process

From Argus Media; April 29, 2019 A federal task force has proposed major changes to the way US regulators assess…

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