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10 February 2011

Amtrak ridership up

There has been 15 straight months of ridership growth for Amtrak. This strong performance is part of a long-term trend that has seen America’s Railroads set annual ridership records in seven of the last eight fiscal years, including more than 28.7 million passengers in FY 2010. & ...
MapQuest, Inc., has released a new rail transit option that links the pedestrian mode with public rail transportation routing in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston, reaching roughly 90 percent of the nation’s rail ridership. With more U.S. i ...

CN plans to invest C$1.7 billion in 2011 to maintain a safe and fluid railway network, to grow the business efficiently and to continue to provide customers with a high level of service.

The senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, introduced legislation February 8, to reduce the rail route miles over which positive Train Control must be implemented before January 2016. Senate co-sponsors include John Thune (R-S.D.), Roger ...
“This is the kind of bold investment in the future of our nation’s infrastructure that will get the attention of the private sector and make high-speed travel a reality in the United States,” said Roelof van Ark, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. “Californians ...
House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and Railroads Subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) have expressed extreme reservations regarding the Obama Administration’s plan to spend $53 billion over the next six years on rail infrastructure projects. “Wi ...
Peter Gertler, chair high-speed rail services for HNTB Corporation, has issued a statement on Vice President Joe Biden's announcement of a comprehensive plan to provide 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years: “We welcome the administration's leadership a ...
Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, has hired Cory Burdick as its new sales representative after more than three years at TieTek, LLC, a Dallas-based competitor in the composite railroad tie industry. “We are ...
President Obama is advocating a six-year, $53 billion investment in high speed rail (HSR) as part of his thrust to use infrastructure spending to create jobs. The President will call for an initial $8 billion HSR investment in the budget he is set to release next week. barack-obama-thumbs-up.jpg ...
Kansas City Southern will be partnering with the Marshall Police Department to conduct an Operation Lifesaver “Officer on a Train” event at the KCS crossings in Marshall, Mo., starting at 11:00 a.m. on February 8, in an effort to promote public safety at railroad grade crossings. ...
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