High Performance

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd., has accepted a variation order by the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR).
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association (MHSRA) says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed state House Bill HB4078, strongly backed by the association, “which allows the Illinois Toll Highway Authority…
The global high speed rail community, meeting in Philadelphia in July 2012, celebrated improving U.S. HSR prospects, ready to welcome the nation into the “true HSR” ranks. But more work…
Massachusetts reportedly is preparing to acquire Pan Am Railways right-of-way between Springfield, Mass., and the Vermont border, in order to facilitate passenger rail development on the "Knowledge Corridor." The price…
The Center for Industrial Design in Transportation, Inc. is closing out its 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition activities by supporting the traveling Brunel Awards Exhibit.
Bombardier Transportation Monday said Italian rail operator Trenitalia has unveiled a full scale mock-up of the of the Frecciarossa 1000 high speed train currently being built by Bombardier and consortium…
Florida East Coast Industries late Friday said Michael Reininger had been named executive vice president of All aboard Florida, the proposed intercity passenger service planned to span the Sunshine State.
It's official: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor rules. The New York Times says so.
The Department of Transportation Friday released its schedule for public scoping meetings, to be overseen by the Federal Railroad Administration, that form part of the environmental review process for NEC…
Caltrain said Monday it will receive $3.2 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds to install an advanced signal system needed to support modernized Caltrain service and the eventual…
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an on-call contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) for construction services in support of the agency’s efforts to implement accelerated…
The Highspeed 2012 Congress, co-hosted by the American Public Transportation Association and the International Railway Union in Philadelphia from July 10 to 13, offered a smorgasbord of knowledge about high…
The North American representative office of InnoTrans said Wednesday that discount registration is being offered to all prospective North American attendees of the show.
Any attendees at the UIC 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Philadelphia last week still skeptical of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's belief in HSR likely had those doubts removed.
Timing its latest revision of plans for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to coincide with an international high speed rail conference this week in Philadelphia, Amtrak Monday released an updated vision…
Coffee mugs are collectibles, for me in part because I can employ them early and often. Rail-related coffee mugs are well represented in my cabinet, including fallen flags, short lines,…
California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to…
Local New York-area media report MTA Long Island Rail Road seeks to revamp Penn Station yet again in an effort to upgrade architectural quality and attract more upscale customer retail…
The Federal Railroad Administration has initiated a separate webpage, entitled NEC Future, addressing high speed rail infrastructure upgrades and political discourse for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC), along with several connecting…
Bombardier Transportation has presented its Transportation Sustainability Awards to SKF Group and General Electric Co., "recognizing accomplishments in the field of sustainable development and emphasizing the strong strategic importance of a responsible supply…
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