Intercity

PART I: Defining and Expanding High Speed. Considering the future of the NEC helps answer the question: What are the factors governing the expansion of high-speed rail on other railroads?
Bolstered by the success of the Green Line LRT, Metro Transit is setting ridership records.
Weekend travelers have another high-speed option for Northeast Corridor (NEC) service between Boston and New York, as Amtrak expands its Acela Express service between the two cities, the company announced…
Here’s a mystery for you, but don’t anticipate—as in the board game, “Clue”—that it’s “Col. Mustard, in the library, with a candlestick.” The perp here is the U.S. Senate—the deed…
SYSTRA has appointed Bonnie Shepherd as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, the company announced on August 31, 2015. In this capacity, Shepherd will be responsible for leading SYSTRA…
Nexala, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble that supplies rail vehicle lifecycle management technologies, will be deploying its R2M real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system on Irish Rail’s CAF 29000 fleet…
The Regional Transportation Council-North-Central Texas Council of Governments (RTC-NCTCOG) has allocated $4.5 million to fund the planning, design and preliminary engineering for the construction of a high-speed rail link between…
David Rose, Ph.D., has joined Gannett Fleming as Director of Management Consulting, based in New York City. He will lead Gannett Fleming’s management consulting practice, assisting clients to improve the…
PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system.
During its 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2015, Caltrain reached a record in total ridership of more than 18.5 million passengers., a 54.8% percent increase from just five…
Hugely popular Pope Francis is visiting the U.S. in September, and Amtrak says its Northeast Corridor services are “uniquely suited” to carry passengers to and from various locations the Pope…
Railway Age has selected noted railway industry industrial designer Cesar A. Vergara as recipient of the 2015 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation. Vergara will…
Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
Assemblymember Adam C. Gray, who represents California’s 21st Assembly District (Merced County and portions of Stanislaus County) and serves as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, will…
APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the…
All Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), moved a step closer to completing financing for its Miami - Orlando service on August 5, 2015,…
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews issued a statement responding to the recent incidents that have affected intercity and commuter rail operations in the New…
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall…
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
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