Intercity

Dearborn, Mich. Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr. presided at ceremonies Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 marking the debut of the city's new intermodal passenger rail station, the John D. Dingell Transit…
A long-awaited reroute of Amtrak's Vermonter will commence on Dec. 29, 2014, as the nation's intercity passenger carrier begins serving Greenfield and Northampton, Mass. on a more direct route along…
An update on plans to establish regular-interval all-day services on regional/commuter rail lines in southern Ontario was presented at the meeting of the Metrolinx board of directors on Dec. 11,…
In order to fund long-term capital investments in intercity rail service, Congress “should focus on . . . providing predictable, dedicated funding to develop and implement capital investments for the…
A "previously unreleased" high speed rail pre-feasibility study was highlighted on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 by High Speed Rail Canada, an advocacy group, which urged the Ontario provincial government to…
Even with the use of advanced technology, movable bridge machinery on an electrified railway remains a complex combination of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
Bombardier Inc., a tenacious fighter in landing the first Amtrak Acela Express contract at the turn of the century, announced it will not compete for Amtrak's next-generation order of high…
The Federal Railroad Administration said Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 it intends to grant both Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority waivers from its "Buy America" requirement for the non-domestic…
Howard Learner, an attorney who serves as president of the Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center, has joined Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Initiative, a blue ribbon panel of rail and transportation…
Huber+Suhner says it has been awarded a contract by Hitachi Rail Europe to supply a range of its RADOX® cables and SENCITY® Rail antennas for use in the train control…
Amtrak released it fiscal year 2014 revenue numbers Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, citing continued financial performance that drew grudging coverage even from media adversaries of the national passenger railroad.
Amtrak has filed a complaint with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board against Norfolk Southern and CSX over substandard on-time performance of the Washington D.C.-Chicago Capitol Limited, which operates over right-of-way…
The first electric multiple-unit coaches ordered by the Denver Regional Transportation District, for its electric regional commuter rail system, have departed the Hyundai-Rotem plant in South Philadelphia for Denver.
The Indiana Department of Transportation said it has ended contract negotiations with Chicago-based Corridor Capital LLC to provide passenger rail cars, marketing,and other services for Hoosier State service between Indianapolis and Chicago.
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board on Nov. 11, 2014 received updated information about a higher projected cost and extended timeframe for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), which includes…
What does Senate Republican control and the largest House Republican majority since the 1940s mean for railroad reregulation, Amtrak’s future, high- and higher-speed rail, transit funding, Positive Train Control (PTC),…
Keynote remarks by Norfolk Southern President James A. Squires, at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference.
Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), expressing interest in overseeing construction of the second leg of the state's proposed…
Amtrak has established the Chicago Gateway Initiative, described as “a blue ribbon panel of rail and transportation leaders that will identify infrastructure and operational improvements to address the rail traffic…
Remarks by 2014 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation recipient Al Engel at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroad Conference, Oct. 29, 2014.
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