Norfolk Southern spent US$1.8M in Q2 lobbying U.S. government on Amtrak, high speed rail, other issues

Liling Tan

Liling Tan

Aug 17, 2011 – Associated Press

WASHINGTON , August 17, 2011 () – Railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. spent $1.8 million in the second quarter to lobby on Amtrak finding, high speed rail and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.

That's down from the nearly $2.1 million it spent in the first quarter and up from the $1.7 million it spent in the second quarter of last year.

The Norfolk, Va.-based company also lobbied on legislation involving national infrastructure investment grants, energy taxes, rail competition and safety.

Besides Congress, Norfolk Southern lobbied the Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration in the April-June period.

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