High Performance

Tom Carper, who served as an Amtrak board member from March 2008 to March 2013 and was elected Chairman in January 2009, serving in that capacity until his term expired,…
Amtrak set an all-time record for the most passengers in one month—2.9 million—for the month of July 2013, a 4.8% year-over-year increase.
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for 35 high-performance diesel-electric locomotives built to standardized technical specifications developed by the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act…
At InnoTrans 2014, Sept. 23-26, 2014, in Berlin, Germany, catering service providers and manufacturers of catering systems and comfort products will be exhibiting products and services that are tailored to…
Amtrak’s new ACS-64 (Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility are now in a comprehensive and rigorous testing program in preparation for entering service on the Washington-Philadelphia-New York-Boston Northeast Corridor…
The first Oregon-owned Talgo passenger train to enter intercity passenger service made its official debut in Eugene, Ore., last week at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by numerous Oregon state and…
A Renfe class 730 train derailed on July 24, 2013, on the approach to Santiago de Compostela leaving more than 70 dead and dozens injured. The train left the tracks…
Paula Hammond, former Secretary of Transportation for the State of Washington, has been named Senior Vice President and National Transportation Market Leader at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Benito Mussolini infamously made Italian passenger trains run on time, but Fascism is hardly the answer for Amtrak.
A consortium of Bombardier Transportation and AnsaldoBreda on Wednesday, July 3 unveiled what they are describing as “Europe’s fastest commercial speed train”—the Frecciarossa 1000 high speed trainset, which in English…
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