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Detroit-Grand Rapids service feasible: Study A study into the introduction of a passenger train service between Detroit and Grand Rapids, Mich., has found that the economic benefits and number of passengers anticipated justifies taking the project forward.

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You know you’re getting old when a locomotive that has hauled passenger trains on which you’ve ridden as a adult winds up in a museum. I used to take my sons, when they were little (they’re driving now—another mark of “dear...
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Amtrak is seeking responses to a Request For Qualification (RFQ) for a Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring properties. The Amtrak-owned area within the RFQ is 14.07 acres, which includes 613,075 square feet of total...
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly the same as the cause determined within eight hours by...
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One day after the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings on Amtrak 188's derailment, National Association of Railroad Passengers President Jim Matthews issued this statement on May 18, 2016: The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) investigative findings on May 17,...
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150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.” The groups aim to "tell the story of what infrastructure means to Americans. It matters, in big...

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The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the engineer of Amtrak Northeast Regional train no. 188 was likely distracted by radio traffic about an emergency situation on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Regional Rail train and lost track of...
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If you’ve been commuting into New York City on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and your destination has been Penn Station, changing trains at Long Branch, N.J., has been a given since electrification was extended there from South...
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David A. Farley, a vice president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems and the company'’s Southern California Transit Manager, was named a Gannett Fleming Senior Associate on May 16, 2016. Based in the Los Angeles, California, office, Farley promotes business development...
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Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City. Vient is an award-winning journalist, formerly with NBC News.  He has also taught on international issues of press...
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority released public video of construction of the high-speed rail project throughout the Central Valley on May 13, 2016. The video was also used at that week's Board Meeting in Bakersfield. The video features Hugo Mejia, construction manager...