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Obama renews call for infrastructure investment
President Obama resumed a push for infrastructure investment first outlined in his State of the Union speech. The plan outlines three main points to bring the nation's infrastructure into a…
2013 capital expenditures keep industry on the fast track
In another record-setting year, North American railroads continue to invest in themselves with capacity expansion and maintenance projects.
Construction begins on Winter Park station for Amtrak, SunRail
On Feb. 13, 2013, the city of Winter Park, Fla., in partnership with Amtrak, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), broke ground for a…
Sen. Lautenberg outlines transportation subcommittee priorities, announces retirement
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) outlined his goals in 2013 as chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, before retiring in 2014.
Amtrak names two to operations positions
Amtrak named Thomas Hall chief of customer services and Jay Commer general manager of state-supported services. Both will report directly to Vice President of Operations DJ Stadtler, effective immediately.
Piedmont Improvement Program grade separation begins with Hopson Road bridge
Work on the $24-million railroad bridge at Hopson Road in Durham, N.C., that will make train and vehicular travel safer and faster while boosting the local economy has begun.
Amtrak, Michigan DOT gear up for track improvements
Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are gearing up for track improvements along the former Norfolk Southern (NS) route used by Amtrak Wolverine Service and Blue Water trains…
ARTBA analysis shows states invested in rail-related projects in 2012
State departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments committed a little more than $117 billion in funding for transportation-related construction projects during 2012,
APTA praises Obama for connecting jobs and public transit infrastructure investment
Michael Melaniphy, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), congratulated President Obama for "highlighting the connection between American jobs and transportation
Senate transportation subcommittee members named
The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works named the Senate Transportation Subcommittee members for the 113th Congress.
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