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(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/21/2020) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released the final Rule of Particular Applicability (RPA) and Record of Decision (ROD) for Texas Central Railroad LLC, bringing the private company’s proposal to build a Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail (HSR) line closer to construction. The RPA provides the regulatory framework for the railroad, establishing a comprehensive set of…

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(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 20, 2020) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Environmentalists have stepped up alarms about a major fuel export terminal in South Jersey that they say will accelerate Pennsylvania fracking, worsen climate change, and attract 100-car trains carrying dangerous liquefied natural gas across Philadelphia. Full story: Philadelphia Inquirer Monday, September 21, 2020

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(Source: Washington Post, September 19, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. railroads are on track to meet a December deadline to implement an automatic braking system that could prevent catastrophic collisions and derailments, the Federal Railroad Administration said. Full story: Washington Post Monday, September 21, 2020

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