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VIA Rail's ambitious new CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano attempts to reshape Canada's intercity carrier into a high-efficiency, high-performance system.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation has granted Amtrak a contract extension until April 15, 2015 to continue operating the Indianapolis-Chicago Hoosier State train. A prior extension expires on Jan. 31.

 “The 60-day service agreement allows extra time to complete long-term contract...
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Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by the following afternoon, service was being gradually restored as the...
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Former Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Karen J. Hedlund has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). In her new position, she will work with federal, state, and local transportation agencies as well as private companies to facilitate...
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States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve. The numbers keep growing. North American rail passenger systems keep multiplying. Their sizes increase. Their fleet numbers keep increasing....
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My stints working at Railway Age aside, railroads and rail-related issues are and have been a standard part of daily life, as it is for the lucky few in the U.S., including so many of my friends and neighbors. So...

familial-failing-rail-rarely-registers
My stints working at Railway Age aside, railroads and rail-related issues are and have been a standard part of daily life, as it is for the lucky few in the U.S., including so many of my friends and neighbors. So...
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Thwarted in its effort last year to employ a private contractor to handle large operation of Amtrak's Hoosier State, Indiana officials now are scrambling to secure state funding to ensure continued operation of the service, linking Chicago and Indianapolis four...
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Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works with transit clients across the country, responsible for strategic planning...
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Only a damned fool would beg Congress for passenger rail funding, trapping in amber the status quo. With tax-and-spend hostile Republicans in control of the House and Senate until at least 2017, America’s passenger trains and their advocates are between...
As the White House considers candidates for Senate confirmation as the next Federal Railroad Administrator, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he will name his Department of Transportation chief of staff Sarah Feinberg — a long-time Democratic operative with strong White...