High Performance

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…
Mexican officials have declared their intent to establish high speed rail spanning 130 miles between the nation's capital, Mexico City, and the city of Queretaro, to the northwest of the…
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…
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…
According to analyst Eshna Basu of The Motley Fool, “the General Electric-Alstom deal could create the world’s largest rail equipment maker.” Basu’s analysis follows GE’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of Alstom’s power…
All Aboard Florida will launch service in late 2016 as planned, but initially will operate trains linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, on the southern section of its…
Amtrak said Wednesday, July 2, 2014 it has officially issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 28 next-generation high speed trainsets to replace its current Acela Express equipment…
With regard to Missouri’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt, we invoke urban slang from cranky New Yorkers, and their brethren across the Hudson in New…
In 2008, Congress passed PRIIA (Passenger Rail Improvement and Investment Act). Among its many provisions, it allows Amtrak to work with the Federal Railroad Administration to set metrics and minimum…
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a contract worth up to $10 million to a joint venture of J.L. Patterson & Associates Inc. and STV Inc. for…
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