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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…
President includes $77 billion for USDOT in proposed budget
President Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget on April 10 and included $77 million for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The figure is six percent above the FY 2012…
CHSRA hires assistant chief program manager
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) hired Scott Jarvis as assistant chief program manager. Jarvis, under the direction of Frank Vacca, CHSRA's chief program manager, will provide oversight in the…
Amtrak continues ridership growth in 2013
Amtrak ridership increased in the first half of FY 2013 and March set a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak history. In addition, October, December and January…
FRA releases preliminary alternatives to upgrade NEC
The Federal Railroad Administration released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Future Preliminary Alternatives Report. The report presents the process used to develop 15 Preliminary Alternatives that represent a wide range of…
CHSRA receives high marks from federal watchdog audit
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) gave the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) high marks in each area studied for it's most recent audit, including estimates of cost, revenue, ridership…
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