The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a major Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia and the province of Ontario, Canada. The most common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The railroad also offers an extensive intermodal network in eastern North America. The current system was formed in 1982 with the creation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, a holding company, and on December 31, 1990, the Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway, and control of the Norfolk and Western Railway was transferred from the holding company to the Norfolk Southern Railway. In 1999, the system grew substantially with the acquisition of over half of Conrail.
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Norfolk Southern
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Norfolk Southern $9,418,592
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Chemical Industry,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Hazardous & Solid Waste,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Roads & Highways
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2116 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2007 S.1125 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2007 H.R.2095 Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007 H.R.2125 Railroad Competition and Service Improvement Act of 2007 S.772 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 S.1889 Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2007 H.R.1650 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2008 S.953 Railroad Competition and Service Improvement Act of 2007 H.R.1401 Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 S.184 Surface Transportation and Rail Security Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 254 dockets; Submitted to 4 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Norfolk Southern" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 25 FRA Norfolk Southern Corporation - Request for Administrative Hearing 2008
- Toggle 10 FRA Norfolk Southern Corporation - Waiver Petition 2008
- Toggle 10 FRA Positive Train Control 2008
- Toggle 9 FRA Dominic D. DeSanto - Request for Administrative Hearing 2007
- Toggle 8 FEMA Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations (Proposed Rule, Part 67); Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations (Interim Rule, Part 65); Final Flood Elevation Determinations (Final Rule, Part 67); Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations (Final Rule, Part 65); Flood Elevation Determination (Correction) ; Suspension of Community Eligibility (Final Rule) 2008
- Toggle 7 EPA Virginia- Removal of Permit Implementing NOx RACT for Sources at Norfolk Southern Corporation 2008
- Toggle 7 DOT Standard Time Zone Boundary in Southwest Indiana 2007
- Toggle 6 EPA Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Construction and Development Category 2008
- Toggle 6 FRA Norfolk Southern Corporation - Waiver Petition 2008
- Toggle 5 FRA Norfolk Southern Railway - Informational Filing 2008
Advisory Committees6 people on 4 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Norfolk Southern" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Surface Transportation Board 4 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee