High Performance

Ride Like an Egyptian

In 1985, The Bangles released their Billboard number one single Walk Like an Egyptian. In 2022, Amtrak, as the official transportation partner for Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition produced in

Biden Promise Fueled FRA NPRM

It is said of nudists that “most shouldn’t”—a conspicuous example being the naked politics of the Biden Administration in advancing a mandate—based on a political promise rather than credible safety data and understanding of how technology affects the nature of work—that train crews consist of one conductor and one engineer positioned in the locomotive cab.

Brightline's newest trainsets will carry passengers between Orlando and South Florida. (Courtesy of Brightline via Twitter)

Passenger Rail Briefs: Brightline, CTA, SMART

Federal and state officials tour Brightline’s new Orlando station. Also, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) partners with Butcher Boy Cooking Oils to release retro-themed railcars and launches new Building Small Businesses (BSB)

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‘DDNQ’ Illinois Dems Push Bose for URR&DCE

Four Illinois Democratic members of Congress—Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and Reps. Marie Newman and Mike Quigley—collectively tagged as “DDNQ,” are lobbying Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose to locate the planned University Rail Research and Development Center of Excellence (URR&DCE) in their state.

Bright Pink 2 and Bright Green 2 arrived on July 21 at Brightline’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Orlando. Photo by Jim Pearson via Brightline.

Passenger Rail Briefs: IDOT, Brightline, LA Metro

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) releases results of a feasibility study and public survey for the proposed Peoria-to-Chicago passenger rail route. Also, Brightline welcomes two more trains to Orlando and a new