FIRST LOOK for All Aboard Florida: Inside West Palm Beach’s new Brightline train station

May 24, 2017

By Jennifer Sorentrue, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post, May 23, 2017 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline on Tuesday unveiled the inside of its West Palm Beach station, offering the first glimpse at how passengers will move from the building’s ticketing turnstiles to its shaded train platform. Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the station’s […]

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Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to St. Louis arrives 10 hours late

May 24, 2017

By Stephanie Baumer, Online News Producer, KMOV 4 St. Louis ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to St. Louis was delayed by 10 hours. Zach Gossett, who was at the Amtrak station waiting to pick up a passenger from the train, told News 4 the train left Chicago at 11:45 a.m. […]

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The competition between airlines and high-speed trains

May 24, 2017

By Luis Cadarso et al. Integrated Airline Scheduling: Considering Competition Effects and the Entry of the High Speed Rail, Transportation Science (2017). DOI: 10.1287/trsc.2015.0617  Provided by: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Phys.org A team of researchers from two Spanish universities, UPM and URJC, in collaboration with MIT researchers, has developed a mathematical model that assesses the […]

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Doctors: Condition of Amtrak conductor shot in Naperville improving

May 24, 2017

By Marie Wilson, Chicago Daily Herald, May 23, 2017 Doctors caring for the Amtrak conductor shot by a passenger last week in Naperville upgraded his condition to serious from critical Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Michael Case, 45, of Homewood, remains at Edward Hospital in Naperville, where doctors determined his condition improved a week after he […]

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KCS ups Louisiana track speeds

May 24, 2017

Written by  Maggie Lancaster, Associate Editor, RT&S, Railway Age Magazine, May 23, 2017 Kansas City Southern Railway Co. will begin increasing track speed on June 4 from 25 to 49 miles per hour along a stretch of line in Louisiana. The increases will take place on 2.6 miles of track between Major Parkway and Woodman […]

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Feds approve $647 million grant for Caltrain electrification project

May 23, 2017

By Casey Tolan and Katy Murphy, San Jose Mercury News In a stunning reversal, the Federal Transit Administration said Monday that it will approve a $647 million grant to electrify Caltrain tracks, nearly doubling capacity on the overburdened San Jose to San Francisco commute route. The approval comes after months of delays and worries by Caltrain […]

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Amtrak won’t cede control of New York Penn Station to Port Authority

May 23, 2017

By Danielle Furfaro, New York Post Amtrak officials claim the company is perfectly capable of running Penn Station, including carrying out the crucial repairs needed to stop frequent delays at the hub, and they have no plans to cede control to the Port Authority or anyone else. Click here to read the full story. Officials: […]

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Colorado governor travels to Pueblo to sign Southwest Chief, other bills

May 23, 2017

  By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain, May 22, 2017 The Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission will continue to stride with the work of keeping the Amtrak passenger train running across Southern Colorado. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was in the Steel City Monday to sign a number of bills sponsored by […]

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California: Orange County Transportation Authority board approves OC Streetcar funding agreement with FTA

May 23, 2017

By Jessica Kwong, Orange County Register, May 22, 2017 ORANGE — The Orange County Transportation Authority board on Monday, May 22, approved a full-funding agreement with the Federal Transit Administration for the OC Streetcar project that it expects feds will grant. Under the grant agreement, which passed on an 11-0 board vote, OCTA is trying to […]

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El Paso, Texas: Streetcar project continues in downtown

May 23, 2017

By Patrick Hayes, NewsChannel 9 NBC ElPasoProud.com, May 22, 2017 EL PASO, Texas – El Paso’s streetcar project entered another phase of construction on Monday, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority. Project spokesperson Martin Bartlett said several downtown streets will be affected but said they’re trying to “minimize” the construction’s impact. “We’re making […]

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