PennDOT, Norfolk Southern reach agreement on expanded Amtrak service to Pittsburgh

BY: - September 22, 2023

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

BY: - September 8, 2023

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 […]

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

Fetterman, Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system

BY: - August 18, 2023

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 […]

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

Norfolk Southern pays $1 million to Pennsylvania communities for relief after train derailment

BY: - July 24, 2023

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.


Pa.’s newest form of legal gambling | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 20, 2023

Nine railcars from a Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks outside of New Castle, Pa., about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, on May 10.

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Fetterman: ‘Same *s**t, different day,’ with latest Norfolk-Southern derailment | Monday Coffee

BY: - May 15, 2023

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

BY: - April 11, 2023

'We stand together in solidarity today to call for stronger safety regulations for bomb trains,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, said.

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

A bank crashes. A train derails. And you wonder why we need government regulation? | Ray Landis

BY: - April 9, 2023

Everyone says they don't need the government -- until they really need the government.

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Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey and Ohio’s Brown introduce new rail safety legislation

BY: - March 30, 2023

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

BY: - March 20, 2023

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.

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

BY: - March 18, 2023

The Feb. 3 train crash along the Pa/Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO

BY: - March 1, 2023

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.