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Siemens lands All Aboard Florida order Siemens on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 said it has been selected "to build the locomotives and passenger coaches for the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project that will connect South and Central Florida."

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VIA Rail Canada’s second-quarter 2014 financial report shows revenue growth of 3.9% over the comparable quarter in 2013, and improved on-time performance of 8.7 percentage points, from 70.6% in 2014’s first quarter to 79.3% in the second quarter. Despite a 2.7%...
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Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business. "In this new role, [Wallut] will lead strategy, business development, customer relations, sales and project...
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged an additional $102 million in right-of-way upgrades for higher-speed rail (HrSR) improvements to accelerate passenger rail travel times between Chicago and St. Louis. The governor, making the announcement Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, said the money...
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The Surface Transportation Board has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority "is authorized to construct a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal., subject to environmental mitigation conditions," thus giving the state's high speed rail effort...
“Don’t believe the New York Times or the train haters who cite it: High speed rail is not an $11 billion failure.” So says TIME magazine Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald in an editorial sharply and mostly accurately skewering The...

stb-backs-chsra-second-segment
The Surface Transportation Board has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority "is authorized to construct a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal., subject to environmental mitigation conditions," thus giving the state's high speed rail effort...
“Don’t believe the New York Times or the train haters who cite it: High speed rail is not an $11 billion failure.” So says TIME magazine Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald in an editorial sharply and mostly accurately skewering The...
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The National Association of Railroad Passengers announced on August 8, 2014 that Jim Mathews will join the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mathews will take over the role from Acting President Larry Scott on Sept. 8, 2014. Previously the...
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Mexican officials have declared their intent to establish high speed rail spanning 130 miles between the nation's capital, Mexico City, and the city of Queretaro, to the northwest of the capital, in roughly two hours at top speeds of 186...
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Caltrain’s board of directors on August 6, 2014, approved a $43.6 million capital budget that will provide funding for bridge repair work in San Mateo, new safety improvements on the rail system, and station modifications to accommodate longer trains. The capital...