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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Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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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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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Norfolk Southern
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Norfolk Southern $13,590,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Roads & Highways,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Health Issues,
- Homeland Security
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.146 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R.233 Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 H.R.1806 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2009 S.2889 Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.2125 Surface Transportation Safety Act of 2009 H.R.272 Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.791 Surface Transportation Safety Act of 2009 H.R.1132 H.R.1789 Comprehensive Rail Infrastructure Investment Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 283 dockets; Submitted to 3 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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- Toggle 2 FRA Norfolk Southern Railroad - Positive Train Control Plans 2010
- Toggle 1 USCG Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, Virginia 2009
- Toggle 1 FRA U.S. DOT/FRA - Metrics and Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service under Section 207 of Public Law 110-432 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 19 FRA Norfolk Southern Railroad - Positive Train Control Plans 2010
- Toggle 11 FRA Federal Railroad Administration - Notifications 2009
- Toggle 10 FRA Norfolk Southern Corporation - Waiver Petition 2010
- Toggle 10 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 8 FRA Union Pacific Railroad - Positive Train Control Plans 2010
- Toggle 8 FRA Norfolk Southern - Waiver Request 2009
- Toggle 8 FRA Conductor Certification 2009
- Toggle 7 FRA CSX Transportation Inc. - Positive Train Control Plans (PTCIP) 2010
- Toggle 7 FRA Norfolk Southern Railway Company - Waiver Petition 2009
- Toggle 6 FRA New Jersey Transit Railroad - Positive Train Control Plans 2010
EPA Violations1 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Norfolk Southern Railway Company||Norfolk Southern Railway Company||2010||Graniteville, Sc||$5,184,000|
Advisory Committees7 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 5 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee