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Amtrak turns 42, calls for federal funding
On May 1, 1971, Amtrak began operations as an intercity passenger rail service provider, marking today, May 1, 2013, as its 42nd anniversary. As Amtrak celebrates this milestone, it is…
Network Rail comes to North America
Network Rail Consulting, the international consultancy arm of rail infrastructure company Network Rail, has joined the North American rail market after bidding to become a part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor…
Restored Seattle’s King Street Station opens to public
The $55-million King Street Station project in Seattle, Wash., which received $32.9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, has opened.
Capitol Corridor’s Yolo Causeway West Crossover Project now complete
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority's Yolo Causeway West Crossover project was completed on April 14, 2013, by Union Pacific crews.
Fifth round of TIGER funding makes $474 million available
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has made $474 million available for the fifth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.
Amtrak ratifies five-year agreement with SMART Transportation Division
Amtrak employees represented by United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) have ratified a five-year agreement with Amtrak management.
CHSRA settles agricultural lawsuit
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), the Madera County Farm Bureau, Merced County Farm Bureau, Chowchilla Water District, Preserve Our Heritage and the Fagundes parties have reached a settlement agreement.
Boardman says NEC facing investment crisis
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is facing a "major coming investment crisis that, without a solution, will mean strangled growth and deteriorating service" for 260 million intercity and commuter rail passengers…
SANDAG, NCTD to install crossovers, perform maintenance along LOSSAN
On April 20 and 21 in Southern California, North County Transit District (NCTD)'s COASTER commuter rail service, Amtrak and BNSF will cease operations for track maintenance.
CHSRA unveils bid results for first phase of system construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has identified Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, a Joint Venture, as the best scoring team for the design-build contract to begin construction of the Madera to Fresno…
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