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    Ledure v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Ledure v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., a case on the Locomotive Inspection Act.

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    House Hearing on Passenger Rail

    The Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on passenger rail service. The president of Amtrak and…

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    Stephen Gardner on the Future of Amtrak

    Amtrak President Stephen Gardner talked about rail infrastructure and the future of Amtrak.

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    Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four

    Stanford University history Professor Richard White told the story of the “big four” key investors in the Transcontinental Railroad project: Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins…

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    President Biden Remarks on Amtrak's 50th Anniversary and American Jobs Plan

    President Biden made remarks on Amtrak’s 50th anniversary and his American Jobs Plan during a visit to Philadelphia. The president spoke about his years of riding Amtrak between Washington, D.C., and…

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    Rail Expansion in Virginia

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D), and executives from Amtrak, CSX, and VRE announce a $3.7 billion investment to expand rail services in Virginia.

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    California Railroads and Farm Communities

    Doctoral candidate Maria McVarish discussed the influence of the Southern Pacific Railroad in creating California farming communities. She argued that the company’s goal was to create new markets…

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    Secretary Buttigieg Remarks at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

    In one of his first public events as Transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg met with transit and railway workers in Washington, D.C., and outlined some of the Biden administration’s…

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    House Hearing on Passenger Rail Infrastructure Safety

    The House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing on funding for passenger rail transportation during the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the…

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    Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Passenger and Freight Rail System

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on passenger and freight rail. Amtrak President and CEO William Flynn testified that…

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    House Hearing on Amtrak's Response to COVID-19

    William Flynn, Amtrak president and CEO, said the nation’s rail service will need more than $4 billion in additional federal funding for fiscal year 2021 in order to stay afloat, keep employees,…

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    World War I U.S. Railroad Operations

    Historian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I. He argued that the ability to move troops, equipment and…

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    Ian Jefferies on Railroads and the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Association of American Railroads President Ian Jefferies talked about railroad freight and passenger travel during coronavirus.

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    Surface Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in…

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    The Weekly With Stephen Gardner

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    Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President Stephen Gardner talked about the future of trains in the United States. He discussed competition to the railroad, the northeast corridor, and the…

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    Train Safety Control Implementation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing with rail industry representatives, including Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Ronald Batory, on train…

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    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing surface transportation infrastructure legislation. Committee Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) said lawmakers were…

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    Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires

    Author Dale Martin examined the impact of the railroad on the development of Montana and the West in his book, Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires: Railroads and Communities in Montana and the…

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    Amtrak Services and Operations

    The Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee held a hearing to examine Amtrak’s services and operations. Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson was among the witnesses who testified. He…

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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

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