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Al Engel: “A learned passion—each train wreck has a story and a lesson” Remarks by 2014 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation recipient Al Engel at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroad Conference, Oct. 29, 2014.

caltrain-electrification-costs-timeframe-increase
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board on Nov. 11, 2014 received updated information about a higher projected cost and extended timeframe for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), which includes Caltrain electrification and the purchase of new electric multiple-unit railcars. Electrification...
What does Senate Republican control and the largest House Republican majority since the 1940s mean for railroad reregulation, Amtrak’s future, high- and higher-speed rail, transit funding, Positive Train Control (PTC), corporate tax reform, short line tax credits, the future of...
california-hsr-phase-2-draws-three-bidders
Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), expressing interest in overseeing construction of the second leg of the state's proposed high speed rail network. Bidders include: Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick; Golden State Rail Partnership,...
amtrak-sets-fy-2014-revenue-record
Amtrak on Oct. 27, 2014 said it posted record ticket revenues for the Fiscal Year 2014 ending Sept. 30, and achieved slight increase in ridership over the prior fiscal year, “reflecting strong continued demand for passenger rail.” For FY14, ticket revenue...
siemens-equipping-amtrak-njhsrip-project
Amtrak has contracted with Siemens to build a new Sitras SFC Plus static frequency converter for upgrading its Metuchen traction power facility in northern New Jersey, along the Northeast Corridor. The order includes the delivery, installation, commissioning, and integration of...

amtrak-sets-fy-2014-revenue-record
Amtrak on Oct. 27, 2014 said it posted record ticket revenues for the Fiscal Year 2014 ending Sept. 30, and achieved slight increase in ridership over the prior fiscal year, “reflecting strong continued demand for passenger rail.” For FY14, ticket revenue...
top-calif-court-spurns-latest-hsr-challenge
California' State Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 rejected the latest challenge to the Golden State's proposed 700-mile high speed rail project, clearing the way for initial construction. Opponents sought to overturn a lower state court ruling allowing the California...
siemens-equipping-amtrak-njhsrip-project
Amtrak has contracted with Siemens to build a new Sitras SFC Plus static frequency converter for upgrading its Metuchen traction power facility in northern New Jersey, along the Northeast Corridor. The order includes the delivery, installation, commissioning, and integration of...
cummins-showcases-passenger-engine-lineup-at-apta
Cummins Inc. is presenting its engine lineup for public transportation customers at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston. Products available for both transit bus and rail markets are on display, “representing the diverse portfolio of Cummins diesel...
amtraks-new-wheels-hit-the-rails
New locomotives and rolling stock have finally begun to arrive on the property. Suppliers and other Amtrak supporters say more is needed. "Shovel-ready projects" were the buzzwords in 2009, when a new presidential administration suggested it valued Amtrak's worth to the nation...