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APTA: Support for increased public transit funding is consistent nationwide
A new national survey conducted by ORC International for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has revealed that more than 7 in 10 Americans support increased federal funding for the…
Guelph Subdivision upgraded to CTC
VIA Rail on Nov. 14, 2015, commissioned CTC (centralized traffic control) on its entire North Mainline (Guelph Subdivision) between Georgetown and London, Ontario.
Soussan replaces Wilder at Siemens Mobility
Siemens Mobility Division executive Sabrina Soussan has been named CEO of the division’s High Speed and Commuter Rail and Locomotive business units, reporting to Siemens Mobility Division CEO Jochen Eickholt.
Amtrak’s Gateway project moves ahead
Federal and Amtrak officials and state officials from New York and New Jersey announced Nov. 11, 2015 that they have reached an agreement on funding commitments and a governance structure…
FRA releases DEIS for NEC investment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for NEC FUTURE, FRA's long-term investment framework for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C., and…
Bobby Bonds, Operation RedBlock founder, 1953-2015
Robert “Bobby” Bonds, 61, of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., founder of Operation RedBlock, the internationally recognized substance abuse prevention and intervention program for railroad employees, died at his home Oct. 29,…
All Aboard Florida reveals Brightline brand
All Aboard Florida, the intercity passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), announced on Nov. 9, 2015 that its Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Orlando service will be branded Brightline and also revealed…
Linda J. Morgan, 1952-2015
Linda J. Morgan, 63, the former U.S. Surface Transportation Board Chair who led the agency during the railroad megamergers of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after a long…
HSR in the Northeast: What next?
In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in…
David Collenette appointed Ontario HSR advisor
The Ontario, Canada, Ministry of Transportation on Oct. 30, 2015 appointed former Canadian Transport Minister David Collenette as its special advisor to develop high-speed rail options on the Toronto-London-Windsor corridor.
From Edward G. Budd to Bombardier Transportation
The National Railroad Hall of Fame has inducted Edward Gowen Budd, founder of the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia in 1912. Bombardier Transportation, which acquired the Budd Co.’s…
Amtrak: “It’s time to build”
Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman joined a panel of industry experts Oct. 26, 2015 at the National Press Club to highlight the need to make infrastructure planning and investment…
Wabtec posts solid third-quarter results
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 22, 2015 reported solid third-quarter 2015 results largely due to growth in the company’s Freight Group.
Chicago Union Station redevelopment moves forward
As part of ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) have launched several initiatives aimed at advancing iconic station’s master redevelopment plan.
NS: No PTC extension? No PIH trains. No passenger trains
Norfolk Southern on Oct. 20, 2015 said, effective Dec. 1, 2015, it will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, and that passenger trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway…
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Special rates available for Railway Age Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference
Railway Age’s 22nd Annual Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference is coming up soon, on Oct. 28 and 29, in Washington D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A 20% discount…
Amtrak goes to Bermuda (for insurance)
Amtrak has obtained $275 million of insurance protection from PennUnion Re Ltd., an independent special-purpose insurer based in Bermuda.
Railway Interchange executive spotlight: Kevin Riddett, Siemens Mobility
At Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Kevin Riddett of Siemens Mobility shared his views on the marketplace, on a variety of topics ranging from PTC and CBTC to high-speed passenger…
“A victory for American pet owners and for Amtrak”
It’s Friday afternoon, before Columbus Day weekend. I’ve just spent most of the day posting a lot of useful news on our website (well, at least I think it's useful).…
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