High Performance

If you’ve been commuting into New York City on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and your destination has been Penn Station, changing trains at Long Branch, N.J., has…
David A. Farley, a vice president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems and the company'’s Southern California Transit Manager, was named a Gannett Fleming Senior Associate on May 16,…
Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority released public video of construction of the high-speed rail project throughout the Central Valley on May 13, 2016.
Both the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its federal partner, the Federal Railroad Administration, initiated the environmental review process for the project's northern section: the 51-mile line between San Francisco…
VIA Rail released its annual report on May 6, 2016, and for the first time in seven years, posted both ridership and revenue gains.
Caltrain’s annual ridership count shows that agency has reached a record for the sixth consecutive year.
On May 5, 2016, the Caltrain Board of Directors adopted an agreement that invests an additional $211 million in the Caltrain Modernization Program. The seven-party agreement increases funding commitments from…
Canada’s chief financial watchdog praised VIA Rail’s internal management April 3 but slammed successive national governments for failing to support the state-owned passenger railway with strategic planning and capital investment.
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: From the era of fur-trading voyageurs, the St. Lawrence River Valley between the Great Lakes and Montreal has been Canada’s economic aorta.…
Michael P. Melaniphy has resigned as President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, effective April 29. APTA Vice President-Member Services Richard A. White is Acting President and CEO…
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have…
Wabtec Corporation on April 26, 2016 reported results for first-quarter 2016, with higher sales in the company’s Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, leading…
The federal-state partnership to build 130 modern bi-level passenger rail coaches for higher-speed rail (HrSR) corridors in the states of California, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri under the 2008 PRIIA legislation…
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North America’s single-largest public transportation agency, has pulled the plug on Transit Member status in APTA, the American Public Transportation Association.
UPDATED APRIL 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m.: Amtrak Train 89, the New York City-Savannah, Ga., Palmetto, partially derailed at Chester, Pa., approximately 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, on the Northeast Corridor…
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
The first high-performance Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotive has rolled off the line at the Siemens manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif., and will soon begin testing and qualifying.
The Association of American Railroads, on behalf of its freight railroad members, has submitted comments to the Surface Transportation Board regarding STB’s proceeding, On-Time Performance under Section 213 of the…
The other day I found a buried snippet of information on the Federal Railroad Administration website pertaining to high speed rail. Dated March 11, 2016, it’s a “Notice of Request…
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