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Amtrak seeks more capital investment, less operating support for FY14
In its FY 2014 funding request to Congress, Amtrak is emphasizing the need for more federal capital investment to improve and expand intercity passenger rail, while requesting significantly less in…
NNEPRA Board moves ahead with Amtrak Brunswick Layover
The Board of Directors of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) took steps toward the development of an indoor train layover facility in Brunswick, including the decision to…
Arup hires two to regional transit
Arup, an engineering and consulting firm, hired Joseph Edge, P.E., associate principal, and Christopher Taylor, P.E., associate principal, to its regional transit division. They will be located in Arup's New…
Pennsylvania, Amtrak reach agreement to save service
The state of Pennsylvania and Amtrak have reached an agreement on a new funding plan that will maintain rail passenger service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pa.
Schuster names new head of House T&I Committee communications team
U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) appointed Jim Billimoria to lead the committee's communications and public relations efforts in the 113th Congress.
NRC Conference heats up south beach
The 2013 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference in Florida can be marked as another success.
Amtrak reaches new agreement with UTU
After more than two years of negotiations, the United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation (UTU-SMART) general committees representing some 2,300 Amtrak members have reached a deal on…
BLET readies for 150th anniversary
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will enter its 150th year on May 8, 2013. BLET notes that it is the oldest transportation labor organization in North America.
Rail shows largest improvement in ASCE infrastructure report card
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure" on Tuesday, March 19. The report is an assessment of 16 infrastructure categories in the…
CHSRA approves MOU for Bay area rail improvements
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) to enhance the rail corridor between San…
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