Intercity

American Financial Group's 18-year quest to turn hopelessly unprofitable Amtrak into a gold-coin spewing piñata appears to have met its Waterloo in an emphatic all caps "CASE CLOSED" order of…
Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail, owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure, has appointed Ron Hartman as Vice President of North America.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA). The bill, identical to legislation introduced in 2014 by T&I,…
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, putting major state construction projects on hold, apparently including improved passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has completed its purchase of 37-miles of Housatonic Railroad right-of-way, stretching from Pittsfield, Mass., to Canaan, Conn., the railroad's headquarters city sitting just across the…
May 6 & 7, 2015 |  Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Arlington, VA Conference Agenda Wednesday, May 6 8:00 Registration Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote AddressTom Prendergast, Chairman, New York Metropolitan Transportation…
The Indiana Department of Transportation has granted Amtrak a contract extension until April 15, 2015 to continue operating the Indianapolis-Chicago Hoosier State train.
Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by…
Former Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Karen J. Hedlund has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). In her new position, she will work with federal, state, and…
States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve.
Yves Desjardins-Siciliano attempts to reshape Canada's intercity carrier into a high-efficiency, high-performance system.
My stints working at Railway Age aside, railroads and rail-related issues are and have been a standard part of daily life, as it is for the lucky few in the…
Thwarted in its effort last year to employ a private contractor to handle large operation of Amtrak's Hoosier State, Indiana officials now are scrambling to secure state funding to ensure…
Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works…
Only a damned fool would beg Congress for passenger rail funding, trapping in amber the status quo. With tax-and-spend hostile Republicans in control of the House and Senate until at…
As the White House considers candidates for Senate confirmation as the next Federal Railroad Administrator, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he will name his Department of Transportation chief of staff…
Sarah Feinberg, chief of staff for Secretary of Transportation Andrew Foxx, has been chosen to become Acting Federal Railroad Administrator, according to a Reuters report of an email sent by…
California's long-anticipated and controversial plan to build a high speed rail system linking San Francisco with Los Angeles got under way on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 with a groundbreaking ceremony…
Fresno, Calif., will host groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, marking the start of construction for California's ambitious intrastate high speed rail system.
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…
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