Commentary: Taking ‘forever’ to assess safety impacts of liquified natural gas by rail?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; November, 5, 2019 Safety is important.  Yet, we can do safety research and development a…

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U.S. Department Of Transportation announces availability of $24 million to restore, enhance intercity passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; November 6, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on Nov. 6…

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New Jersey commuters, rejoice! Newark Penn station is getting $18.4M upgrade.

By Allison Pries, NJ.com; August 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation has set aside $18.445 million to renovate and…

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Texas: Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets major federal grant to help it build longer train station platforms

By Teresa Gubbins, culturemap Dallas; June 27, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit just received a significant grant that will help…

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Illinois Congress members support push for Amtrak in Quad Cities

By Newsroom Staff, WIFR CBS 23; June 19, 2019 MOLINE, Ill. (WIFR) — Several U.S. Congress members in Illinois have…

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Supreme Court to Association of American Railroads: No writ of certiorari

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; June 3, 2019 In the latest twist of an ongoing saga now…

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United States Department of Transportation: $900 million available for FY19 BUILD grants

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 23, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for $900 million in…

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Trump Plan to Ship Natural Gas by Rail Stokes ‘Bomb Train’ Fears

By Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg; April 11, 2019 President Donald Trump wants to allow natural gas to be shipped in…

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AASHTO: USDOT to streamline environmental rules to speed up project delivery

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 29, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is expected to issue a final rule…

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USDOT to streamline environmental reviews for multimodal projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has proposed regulatory change that would streamline…

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