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Amid trans-Hudson fuss, Amtrak touts ridership
Amtrak Wednesday said it was on pace to "set another new annual ridership record, as passenger counts across its national network for the first six months of fiscal year 2012…
Bombardier train wins Red Dot Design Award
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday its Regina X55 intercity train, which entered service with Sweden's SJ in February, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award by Germany's renowned Design…
Anthony Perl joins Railway Age bloggers
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
Safety outreach urgent as transit improves
The good news is that fast public transport services are making a comeback in America's urban cityscapes, taking the form of electric light rail transit (LRT), regional passenger rail ("commuter…
New cost estimate for California HSR
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Monday is expected to offer an updated estimate for construction and financing of a statewide high speed rail network. Cost estimates, which began at about…
International aid for North American HSR
North America's marathon journey to renewing its passenger trains could gain a measure of inspiration this summer, when the world's expertise in deploying and operating high speed rail will be…
House extends surface transport funding again
Unable to craft its own long-term surface transportation bill, and equally unable to agree to a Senate version already passed by the upper house, the House of Representatives Thursday managed…
Bombardier MITRAC Powerlab opens in Sweden
Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium…
FEC plots passenger rail service operation
Florida East Coast Industries, Inc., is developing a plan to own and operate passenger rail service between South Florida and Orlando.
"Continuing resolution" no solution at all
Congress can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to reauthorizing the surface transportation program. It's approaching three years since the silly-named SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
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