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At ASLRRA meeting, talkin’ passenger trains
From my perspective, you know North America is changing for the better when short line and regional railroad folks are talkin' passenger rail.
Amtrak updates fleet strategy plan
Amtrak on Monday publicly unveiled its Amtrak Fleet Strategy Plan Version 3.1, an 82-page document designed to explain Amtrak's desire to implement a systematic approach to replacing the carrier's aged…
Amtrak revamps emergency, security approach
Amtrak said Thursday it is "creating a new Emergency Management and Corporate Security department to integrate existing company-wide efforts into a single, cohesive unit to more effectively prepare for emergencies…
DOT seeking 100% “American” passenger cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a $551 million Request for Proposals (RFP) for 130 new “standardized” bilevel passenger railcars for use on Amtrak’s intercity routes in California, Illinois,…
Amtrak, All Aboard Florida: We can co-exist
Far from being threatened by Florida East Coast Railway's All Aboard Florida passenger rail proposal, Amtrak has signaled that the service would be welcomed, and even offer symbiotic benefits to…
Talgo ponders suing Wisconsin
Seattle-based Talgo, Inc. is considering legal action against the state of Wisconsin following the latter's long-expected cancelation of a $166 million maintenance contract.
STB: Michigan files to acquire NS line
The Surface Transportation Board says Michigan's Department of Transportation has filed an Acquisition Exemption, requesting permission for MichDOT to acquire two sections of NS rights-of-way totaling about 135 miles.
NS, MichDOT, Amtrak resolve slow-order spat
Michigan's Department of Transportation, Norfolk Southern Corp., and Amtrak reportedly have reached agreement on work designed to remove or reduce slow orders NS imposed last month on right-of-way between Kalamazoo,…
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…
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