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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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Canada’s chief financial watchdog praised VIA Rail’s internal management April 3 but slammed successive national governments for failing to support the state-owned passenger railway with strategic planning and capital investment. “We found that VIA had made efforts to define a long-term...
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The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has launched a new free app, “Tri-Rail Tracker,” that allows passengers to know the exact location of their Tri-Rail train and when it will arrive at their station. Using GPS, the app’s map shows...
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Michael P. Melaniphy has resigned as President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, effective April 29. APTA Vice President-Member Services Richard A. White is Acting President and CEO until a permanent replacement is selected. APTA said, in a statement,...
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InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have a strong Canadian presence. InnoTrans take place every 2 years...
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Wabtec Corporation on April 26, 2016 reported results for first-quarter 2016, with higher sales in the company’s Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, leading to $772 million in sales for the quarter. Changes in...

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Wabtec Corporation on April 26, 2016 reported results for first-quarter 2016, with higher sales in the company’s Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, leading to $772 million in sales for the quarter. Changes in...
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The federal-state partnership to build 130 modern bi-level passenger rail coaches for higher-speed rail (HrSR) corridors in the states of California, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri under the 2008 PRIIA legislation “was doomed from the start,” according to James E. Coston,...
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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North America’s single-largest public transportation agency, has pulled the plug on Transit Member status in APTA, the American Public Transportation Association. MTA’s decision, according to a blistering seven-page April 8, 2016 letter to APTA President...
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Harold Francis Murray, former Senior Advisor – Passenger and On Board Services, PTSI Transportation, Winnipeg, Alberta, Canada, has passed away, the company announced April 11, 2016. He was 92. “In many respects, Murray was one of the last members of the...
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UPDATED APRIL 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m.: Amtrak Train 89, the New York City-Savannah, Ga., Palmetto, partially derailed at Chester, Pa., approximately 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, on the Northeast Corridor early Sunday, April 3, 2016, after striking a maintenance-of-way backhoe...