Intercity

Amtrak will continue work this summer and fall on several upgrades at its historic Philadelphia 30th Street Station on the Northeast Corridor “to improve the passenger experience, tend to the…
Amtrak set an all-time record for the most passengers in one month—2.9 million—for the month of July 2013, a 4.8% year-over-year increase.
Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the City of Roanoke have joined together to start work to extend Amtrak regional intercity passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke,…
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for 35 high-performance diesel-electric locomotives built to standardized technical specifications developed by the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act…
At InnoTrans 2014, Sept. 23-26, 2014, in Berlin, Germany, catering service providers and manufacturers of catering systems and comfort products will be exhibiting products and services that are tailored to…
British-based Nomad Digital Ltd. said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 it has completed a Wi-Fi installation for one of VIA Rail Canada's long-distance trains, the Ocean.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated the Bay State's support for restoration of passenger rail service between the Berkshire Mountains, in western Massachusetts, and New York—but Connecticut must be a contributing…
Amtrak’s new ACS-64 (Cities Sprinter) electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility are now in a comprehensive and rigorous testing program in preparation for entering service on the Washington-Philadelphia-New York-Boston Northeast Corridor…
The first Oregon-owned Talgo passenger train to enter intercity passenger service made its official debut in Eugene, Ore., last week at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by numerous Oregon state and…
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, has launched the Tulsa-Oklahoma City Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan to evaluate passenger rail service linking the two cities.
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday, July 29, 2013, its sponsorship of The Millennial Trains Project (MTP).
Blame it on phases of the moon, a drop on the head as a baby, or a genetic disorder—but, whatever the cause, there seemingly is an increase in self-destructive and…
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.
Anthony Lee, AICP, has joined SYSTRA as Planning and Environmental Manager. Lee is a professional certified planner with more than 20 years of experience as a client manager, environmental planning…
Paula Hammond, former Secretary of Transportation for the State of Washington, has been named Senior Vice President and National Transportation Market Leader at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Stamford, Conn., interests unveiled a transit-oriented development (TOD) plan Thursday, July 11, 2013, designed in part to better tap passenger flows generated by the city's train station, served by both…
Benito Mussolini infamously made Italian passenger trains run on time, but Fascism is hardly the answer for Amtrak.
A consortium of Bombardier Transportation and AnsaldoBreda on Wednesday, July 3 unveiled what they are describing as “Europe’s fastest commercial speed train”—the Frecciarossa 1000 high speed trainset, which in English…
Until recently, the goal of most public transit advocates, pushing suppliers and agencies alike, was to simply get vehicles, preferably (but not even always) with adequate seating capacity. Sure, some…
Ira Hooper, P.E., a former vice president and chief structural engineer of STV, died on Thursday, June 20. He was 93.
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