High Performance

transbay-transit-hub-plan-imperiled
Aggressive plans for San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, which include accommodations for improved Caltrain service and a terminus for California high speed rail, are in jeopardy as developers and city officials have reached an impasse. The new center, dubbed by some...
via-rail-reports-improved-2q-2014-financials
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%...
wallut-named-president-of-alstom-transportation
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...
more-track-upgrades-for-chicago-st-louis-hrsr
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...
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...

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." "All Aboard Florida and Siemens have been working...
via-rail-reports-improved-2q-2014-financials
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%...
wallut-named-president-of-alstom-transportation
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...
more-track-upgrades-for-chicago-st-louis-hrsr
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...
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...