PennDOT, Norfolk Southern reach agreement on expanded Amtrak service to Pittsburgh
The state of Pennsylvania and Norfolk Southern Corp. have inked a deal that will allow Amtrak to operate a second round-trip between New York City and Pittsburgh via Harrisburg each day. Under the agreement between PennDOT and the nation’s fourth-largest freight railroad, the commonwealth will invest more than $200 million in railway and safety improvements […]
Deluzio pushes for passage of rail safety legislation
DARLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. –U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District, on Friday called for Congress to move forward with legislation he introduced in March that would tighten regulations and penalties for railroads. Deluzio and Rep. Nick LaLota, R-N.Y., introduced the legislation in the aftermath of the February Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, just across […]
Fetterman, Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system
Pennsylvania U.S. Sens Bob Casey and John Fetterman on Friday sent a letter to the CEO of Norfolk Southern urging the company to participate in an early warning system that the railroad announced it would join earlier this year. In March, Norfolk Southern said it would join the Confidential Close Call Reporting System, (C3RS) an […]
Norfolk Southern pays $1 million to Pennsylvania communities for relief after train derailment
More than five months after a train derailed along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, western communities affected by the fiery wreck have received financial support from the railroad company to help with relief.
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Nine railcars from a Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks outside of New Castle, Pa., about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, on May 10.
Fetterman: ‘Same *s**t, different day,’ with latest Norfolk-Southern derailment | Monday Coffee
Pa. lawmakers renew calls for accountability for freight-hauling giant; bill clears U.S. Senate committee hurdle.
After latest Norfolk Southern derailment, W. Pa lawmakers call for rail accountability
'We stand together in solidarity today to call for stronger safety regulations for bomb trains,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, said.
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Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey and Ohio’s Brown introduce new rail safety legislation
Democratic U.S. Sens. John Fetterman and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio have introduced new rail safety legislation, following last month’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern train near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. It’s the first piece of legislation Fetterman has introduced as a U.S. Senator.
Norfolk Southern will be there ‘as long as it takes,’ CEO tells Pa. lawmakers
Alan Shaw, answering a subpoena from the Pennsylvania Senate Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Monday, pledged to help communities affected by the derailment recover.
East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’
The Feb. 3 train crash along the Pa/Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.
Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO
The Republican-controlled committee voted 9-1 to subpoena Alan Shaw, requesting that the president and CEO of the railroad company testify about the train derailment in East Palestine.