President-elect’s campaign included support for two-man crews; trade, environment also likely to have impact The Biden administration’s policies on trade and the environment are likely to have significant impact on railroads. Trains Industry — President-elect Joe Biden may be known as “Amtrak Joe,” but his administration is expected to have […]

The joint venture building the $5.6 billion Purple Line in Maryland’s Washington, D.C., suburbs has stopped construction, seemingly proceeding with plans to quit the light-rail project over $800 million in disputed cost overruns, according to The Washington Post. The remaining 16 miles of unfinished construction includes tunnels and roadways through Prince George’s and Montgomery […]

Developers of the 379km high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston in Texas celebrated the clearing of two regulatory hurdles this week, saying it brings the start of construction closer. On Monday, 21 September the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) gave Texas Central Railroad LLC its “Rule of Particular Applicability” (RPA), […]

Whether it’s to commute short distances, travel long distances, improve the environment, or expand service, Americans continue to show strong support for rail, according to a new poll conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS on behalf of the OneRail Coalition. Another recent poll, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Association of […]

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic candidate for the US Presidential election in November, has unveiled a $2 trillion clean energy plan that promises huge investment in construction that included a second great railroading revolution. The seven point plan commits his administration to sparking a “second great railroad revolution”, as well as building […]

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