Federal designation could finally bring back passenger rail between Scranton and NYC
U.S. Sen Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-8th District) announced that reestablishing direct passenger rail between Scranton and New York City moved one step closer on Tuesday, as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is including Northeastern Pennsylvania in its Corridor Identification and Development (Corridor ID) Program. The Corridor ID Program was established […]
What hazardous materials travel on trains around New Jersey? It’s a secret
The Association of American Railroads lists 18 pages of hazardous materials transported by rail around the country.
Efforts to bring passenger rail back to NEPA keep chugging along
'Hopefully, 2023 is the year this went from an idea to implementation,' rail backer Tyler Kusma told the Capital-Star
U.S. House to intervene in rail workers strike, heeding Biden call
Congress has the ability to intervene, due to the Railway Labor Act, which governs disputes between railway carriers and labor unions.
Passenger and freight rail projects in 32 states, including Pa., get millions from U.S. DOT
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is doling out millions of dollars to railroad projects throughout the country in hopes of improving supply chains and passenger rail service. The announcement by the Biden administration of $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements will go to more than 46 projects designed to improve safety and […]
Pa. cities could see 15 new round trips as part of Amtrak proposal
Pennsylvania would see three completely new routes serving the eastern part of the state, as well as enhanced service routes throughout the state, including Western Pennsylvania.
Biden celebrates Amtrak’s 50th birthday and pitches more rail investment in Philadelphia
Friday afternoon was a confluence of passions for President Joe Biden, as he marked his 101st day in office by celebrating Amtrak’s 50th anniversary at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.
With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a passenger rail renaissance
Amtrak’s proposed improvements also include many expansions that state and local officials have already been advocating.