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NEC Commission identifies needs of $38 billion The Northeast Corridor Commission on May 3 submitted to Congress two reports detailing short-and-long-term capital investment needs totaling some $38 billion for the 457-mile electrified rail line linking Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

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The newest locomotive to power Amtrak trains on the West Coast got its first official public showing over the weekend. Fresh off its operating tests, the Washington State Department of Transportation unveiled the new Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel May 21 at...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected Parsons Brinckerhoff to conduct preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport. The number of passengers using rail-less LaGuardia is expected to increase by more...
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NJ Transit's Board of Directors authorized a vote to enter into an early action contract with PKF-Mark III Inc., of Newtown, Pa., for preparatory construction ahead of the replacement of the Portal bridge, a key link in the Northeast Corridor...
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The League of Railway Industry Women is seeking nominations for four Board of Directors positions. The posts are Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair, Awards Chair and Director. The terms of these three-year positions will begin in fall 2017.  "We are very excited to...
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VIA Rail Canada recorded a 4.1% increase in ridership to 3.97 million passengers in 2016 and 1.37 billion passenger-kilometers, while revenue jumped by 9.5% from C$297.8 million ($218.75 million) in 2015 to C$324.3 million in 2016. Total operating expenses increased by...

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VIA Rail Canada recorded a 4.1% increase in ridership to 3.97 million passengers in 2016 and 1.37 billion passenger-kilometers, while revenue jumped by 9.5% from C$297.8 million ($218.75 million) in 2015 to C$324.3 million in 2016. Total operating expenses increased by...
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Alstom and Metrolinx of Canada announced a C$529-million ($388-million) order for 61 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The contract includes an option for additional vehicles, Alstom said. ”We are proud to continue our collaboration with...
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I came to “The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I”, Prof. Rudolph L. Daniels’ book on the history of American railroads during World War I from a different perspective.During my 40-year career in railroad public...
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The deadline for applying for the 2017/2018 school year RSI Undergraduate Scholarship is June 7. The annual program provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. Since 1989, Washington, D.C.-based...
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has selected a trio of consultants to help plan the future of the New Haven Line and the entire statewide rail system. Developing the investment program to significantly improve the performance of the rail system is...

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