High Performance

In what is almost assuredly just one of a continuing wave of legal moves to terminate, block or otherwise alter California's plan to implement high speed rail, a judge has…
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and federal officials on Monday announced that Sumitomo Corp. of America has been awarded a $352 million contract from California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for 130…
Attorneys for Seattle-based Talgo, Inc. on Monday announced they had filed a lawsuit on behalf of the rail equipment manufacturer against the state of Wisconsin, based on the state's decision…
Delaware state and federal representatives, the Delaware Department of Transportation, and Amtrak on Thursday marked the ceremonial start of adding a 1.5-mile third track on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor just south…
Another year, another ridership record: Amtrak Wednesday released its fiscal year 2012 ridership results (ending Sept. 30), 31.2 million passengers, up 3.5% from FY11 and the ninth ridership record in…
New York-based STV, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired ARCHITECTURE/vbn (VBN), an award-winning architectural design firm based in Oakland, Calif. VBN will be integrated into STV's West Coast operations.
Caltrain said Wednesday ridership in August rose 7.8% compared with the same month a year ago, up to 1.35 million riders from 1.25 million in August 2012, or roughly 3,000…
Listening to naysayers, and watching the efforts in Congress to defund Amtrak, you'd never realize that, as a regional and intercity mass transportation system, Amtrak is actually a top performer…
The Department of Transportation and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday announced $120.9 million had been released by the Federal Railroad Administration to upgrade Amtrak's New Haven-Springfield (Mass.) route, part…
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on Thursday said that, on behalf of the departments of transportation from Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri, it has issued a Notice of Intent to…
In service since late 2000, Amtrak’s Acela Express high speed trainsets have operated at a maximum speed of 135 mph on the New York-Washington segment of the Northeast Corridor, and…
Taxpayers are getting their money's worth from their modest investment in Amtrak, especially when passenger rail spending is compared with highway outlays, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a House Transportation and…
Bombardier Transportation Tuesday said it has signed contracts with Madrid-based Patentes Talgo SA to develop and supply components for 36 very high speed trains for Saudi Arabia.
The Federal Railroad Administration Monday announced its intent to release $74.8 million for 11 miles of a third track for use by Virginia Rail Express (VRE), CSX, and Amtrak in northern…
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…
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