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Senate version of passenger rail bill introduced U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the "Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act" on June 19. The senators say the bill is written to "improve passenger rail safety, reauthorize Amtrak services and improve existing rail infrastructure."

American Business Research, Inc. (ABR), launched the High Speed Railway Division it says to bring its years of experience developing high-speed railroads to the United States.   The division aims to expand ABR's presence in several U.S....
STV was awarded a contract with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to prepare environmental and engineering documents for the Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim project sections. These segments include future high-speed...
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) transferred the management of intercity rail services for the San Joaquin and Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) (Pacific Surfliner) corridors to two Joint Powers Authorities...
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Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.   Google will use the FRA's GIS data that pinpoints nearly every rail crossing in...
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Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24 on "The State of Positive...

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Metrolink says Positive Train Control (PTC) is in Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) across its entire 341-mile network earlier this month, making it the first railroad in the nation to have PTC running during regular service...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito have committed the remaining funds necessary to reach the total goal required to complete the redevelopment of Union Station in Springfield, Mass. The $12-million commitment is a...
With the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015, deadline for many freight lines and all intercity and commuter rail systems to install, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been working continuously over the past seven years...
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The government of Canada committed to provide approximately CA$2.6 billion (US$2.1 billion) toward Toronto's SmartTrack regional express rail surface line. The funds would come from the government's new Public Transit Fund (PTF).   Canada says the new...
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U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the "Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act" on June 19. The senators say the bill is written to "improve passenger rail safety, reauthorize Amtrak services...