Michigan Department of Transportation

The state of Michigan-supported Amtrak Wolverine has been operating with one daily roundtrip after two other frequencies were temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The second roundtrip will return July 19. (Marc Glucksman, Amtrak)

Amtrak, MDOT to Boost Track Speed—and Service

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will increase the maximum speed of Amtrak Midwest service to 110 mph on more of the Detroit/Pontiac-Chicago corridor starting May 25, and add another Wolverine roundtrip on July 19.

People News: A. Stucki Co., VRE, Quandel, Trapeze, BAI

A. Stucki Co. appoints Chief Commercial Officer; Virginia Railway Express (VRE) names General Counsel; Quandel Consultants hires Senior Consultant; Trapeze Group Americas appoints General Manager; and BAI Communications (BAI) taps Group Business Development Director.

Grants totaling $291 million will support 11 projects in nine states that will repair, replace or rehabilitate publicly owned or controlled railroad assets.

FRA’s SOGR Grant Awardees

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is distributing $291 million in grants among 11 projects under its FY 2020 Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair (SOGR) Program.