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Indiana(polis) spat may sink Hoosier State Amtrak's Hoosier State, linking Indianapolis with Chicago four days a week, may be terminated due to the state capital's reluctance to provide operating funding support.

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged an additional $102 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 will...
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After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28, 2014 announced his retirement. In 1999, Scanlon, 67, was named of...
“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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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...

narp-installs-new-leadership
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...
caltrain-sets-capital-budget
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...
illinois-iais-reach-quad-cities-milestone
The state of Illinois said Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 it and Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) had reached a "key milestone" in developing intercity passenger rail service linking Chicago and the Quad-Cities of Moline and East Moline, Ill., and Davenport and...
chsra-funding-plan-clears-court-hurdle
A California appeals court has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) can proceed with up to $8 billion in state bond sales for the proposed $68 billion system proposed to span the Golden State. The ruling by the Third Appellate...
indianapolis-in-action-may-scuttle-hoosier-state
Amtrak's Hoosier State, linking Indianapolis with Chicago four days a week, may be terminated due to the state capital's reluctance to provide operating funding support. Should Indianapolis fail to renew its funding, which it has supplied for one year, service could...