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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.”

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Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the Californai 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-panel-to-address-chicago-gridlock
Amtrak has established the Chicago Gateway Initiative, described as “a blue ribbon panel of rail and transportation leaders that will identify infrastructure and operational improvements to address the rail traffic gridlock in Chicago,” because “an unprecedented level of rail congestion...
unknotting-rail-congestion-compels-investment
Unraveling the knot restricting rail network fluidity cannot be achieved through Surface Transportation Board (STB) intimidation of rail CEOs, or by the agency's issuance of an emergency service order instructing one railroad to operate over the tracks of another, or...
connecticut-governor-rebrands-hartford-line
Unveiling a new logo for regional rail service 12 days before Election Day, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Department of Transportation announced capital adjustments to the newly named "Hartford Line," linking the state capital with Springfield, Mass....
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th Street CIP). The 75th Street CIP...

connecticut-governor-rebrands-hartford-line
Unveiling a new logo for regional rail service 12 days before Election Day, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Department of Transportation announced capital adjustments to the newly named "Hartford Line," linking the state capital with Springfield, Mass....
feis-rod-issued-for-create-75th-st-cip
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th Street CIP). The 75th Street CIP...
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...
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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...
"Tawdry," is how one Washington transportation attorney describes the self-interest assaults by powerful congressional lawmakers on federal regulatory agency officials. Indeed, a 2008 Surface Transportation Board (STB) decision permitting the acquisition by Canadian National of regional railroad Elgin, Joliet & Eastern...