Following Charlotte's lead in North Carolina, and perhaps pacing similar efforts in Raleigh-Durham, the Winston-Salem City Council's Public Works Committee has approved a streetcar proposal.
The winds at my back from the north actually aided my trip to work this snowy Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, also allowing me great visibility since the snow also attacked from behind. It is, as I write this, a gorgeous day for those of us who don't have to drive. Or fly. And the trains were running – a good thing, since I can't walk across the Hudson River. It's not cold enough. It's not the worst winter I've ever lived.
Nominations are still being accepted for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 2014 awards honoring marketing, safety, and improvement – but the deadline of Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, is near.
AmtrakConnect, the national passenger railroad's WiFI service, now is available to customers traveling on seven routes linked to Amtrak's Chicago hub.
Current anti-rail forces notwithstanding, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) appears to be encouraging Cincinnati to begin planning to extend its starter streetcar line, the latter currently under construction.
Phase 1 construction and testing of Washington, D.C.'s Silver Line Metro project has been completed, according to documents submitted by contractors on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) said.
As the U.S. bolsters its passenger rail options, from high speed rail startups to streetcar revivals, those designing the safest land transport mode seek to make it safer still.