Northeast Corridor

A new report, “The Northeast Corridor and the American Economy,” produced by the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission (NEC Commission) details how the Northeast Corridor (NEC), carrying 750,000…
For its Fiscal Year 2015, which begins Oct. 1, 2014, Amtrak is requesting $1.62 billion in federal capital and operating support, an increase of approximately 16% from FY 2014 federal…
Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) voted unanimously on implementing new crashworthiness performance standards for next-generation passenger high speed rail (HSR) equipment that will operate in…
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced May 30 that that the USDOT “has begun the process of fulfilling Amtrak’s request…
SYSTRA has implemented enhancements to its RAILSIM® modeling program for the Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) Positive Train Control (PTC) system. ACSES is the overlay PTC technology utilized on…
Amtrak has reached tentative agreement with private developers in Manhattan to construct an 800-foot-long box tunnel on site at the 26-acre Hudson Yards development site on Manhattan’s West Side. The…
Amtrak begins the new year by formally planning to request revisions to Federal Railroad Administration safety standards to facilitate lighter-weight high speed rail equipment, a move U.S. rail advocates have…
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
In testimony Dec. 13 before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman said the company “is advancing plans to acquire new next-generation high-speed trainsets and…
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