Intercity

Two huge Chinese rolling stock manufacturers, China CNR Corp. and CSR Corp., have suspended trading of their shares following reports in the Chinese media that the Chinese government is looking…
Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business.
Amtrak on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, made clear in part its frustration over its own on-time performance by calling on the Surface Transportation Board to look into the matter, specifically…
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged an additional $102 million in right-of-way upgrades for higher-speed rail (HrSR) improvements to accelerate passenger rail travel times between Chicago and St. Louis.
After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28,…
Union-Pearson Express (
UP Express, or UPX), the C$456 billion Metrolinx project to connect Toronto’s 
Pearson International Airport with Union Station, is now taking delivery of its 18 diesel multiple-units (DMUs)…
The Surface Transportation Board has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority "is authorized to construct a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal., subject to environmental…
“Don’t believe the New York Times or the train haters who cite it: High speed rail is not an $11 billion failure.”
The National Association of Railroad Passengers announced on August 8, 2014 that Jim Mathews will join the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mathews will take over the role…
Caltrain’s board of directors on August 6, 2014, approved a $43.6 million capital budget that will provide funding for bridge repair work in San Mateo, new safety improvements on the…
The state of Illinois said Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 it and Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) had reached a "key milestone" in developing intercity passenger rail service linking Chicago and the…
A California appeals court has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) can proceed with up to $8 billion in state bond sales for the proposed $68 billion system…
Amtrak's Hoosier State, linking Indianapolis with Chicago four days a week, may be terminated due to the state capital's reluctance to provide operating funding support.
Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., the former head of the Washington State Department of Transportation Rail Division and a highly respected national figure in passenger railroading, died July 7, 2014 at…
Amtrak has issued a request for information concerning 15 new Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives, as well as one diesel switch yard locomotive.
All Aboard Florida will launch service in late 2016 as planned, but initially will operate trains linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, on the southern section of its…
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) said it has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for finalizing the design of a…
Amtrak said Wednesday, July 2, 2014 it has officially issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 28 next-generation high speed trainsets to replace its current Acela Express equipment…
Indiana's Department of Transportation has selected Corridor Capital, LLC as its "preferred vendor" to manage and operate Amtrak's Hoosier State between Indianapolis and Chicago.
With regard to Missouri’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt, we invoke urban slang from cranky New Yorkers, and their brethren across the Hudson in New…
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