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AARS names Richter Scholarship recipients
The American Association of Railroad Superintendents said Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 it has named the recipients of the 2013 Frank J. Richter Scholarship. AARS awarded three students the Frank J.…
Railroads beware: Technology is gaining on you
Economists call it "creative destruction," the emergence of newer, faster, cheaper and better ideas, products and processes that replace and destroy the less efficient.
Carper reappointed to Amtrak board
Tom Carper, who served as an Amtrak board member from March 2008 to March 2013 and was elected Chairman in January 2009, serving in that capacity until his term expired,…
Corridor Capital LLC and GDF Suez Gas NA join AAR
Corridor Capital LLC and GDF SUEZ Gas NA have joined the Association of American Railroads as Gold Associate Members.
More upgrades to 30th Street Station under way
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 sets another ridership record
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, NS, Commonwealth of Virginia embark on service extension to Roanoke
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,…
FRA issues RFP for PRIIA 305 HrSR locomotives
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…
New focus on catering and comfort services at InnoTrans 2014
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…
Nomad Digital Wi-Fi graces VIA Rail’s Ocean
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.
Connecticut urged to aid Housatonic rail route
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 ACS-64 testing under way
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…
Oregon marks debut of state-owned Talgo gear
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…
Oklahoma, FRA study Tulsa-Oklahoma City rail
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 sponsors Millennial Trains Project
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday, July 29, 2013, its sponsorship of The Millennial Trains Project (MTP).
Whatever can they be thinking?
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…
APTA to honor nine for sustainability
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.
SYSTRA names FTA vet to planning, environmental post
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…
WSDOT’s Hammond moves to the private sector
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., station area plan unveiled
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…
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