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Caltrain board adopts updated MOU with High Speed Rail Authority
California’s Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board has adopted an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the California High Speed Rail Authority that “lays the foundation for modernizing the Caltrain system through…
Amtrak, California, and FRA team up for new HSR gear
A triad of U.S. HSR interests makes its move, upsetting some preconceived conventional wisdom involving the nation’s passenger rail outlook.
Report: U.S. HSR, HrSR spur supply industry
A report released Friday by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) says U.S. high speed rail (HSR), higher-speed rail (HrSR), and intercity rail projects are spurring the U.S. rail…
Metrolink set to get Tier 4 locomotives
Southern California's Metrolink will receive funds from the Carl Moyer Program to procure up to 20 new low-emission Tier 4 locomotives. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing…
LaHood to step down in February
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
Obama’s rail vision requires voice of the people
One clause in a single sentence in President Obama's second inaugural speech has potential for meaningful consequences: "Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed…
Amtrak, CHSRA plan joint HSR gear order
Two U.S. high speed rail players, Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), will combine efforts to advance a joint order of up to 62 high speed rail trainsets,…
Amtrak to FRA: Lightweight HSR trains, please
Amtrak begins the new year by formally planning to request revisions to Federal Railroad Administration safety standards to facilitate lighter-weight high speed rail equipment, a move U.S. rail advocates have…
Latest (and longest) China HSR line opens
China Wednesday morning began high speed rail service connecting Beijing, the capital, with Guangzhou, in the nation's southeast, according to The New York Times.
Michigan DOT completes NS rail line buy
In time for the holiday season, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. (NS) have finalized a $140 million agreement for MDOT…
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