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Gov. O’Malley appoints new secretary of MDOT and new administrator of the MTA
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed James Smith, Jr., as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Robert Smith as the administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
CHSRA passes the reins to the SJRRC, appoints Henning to board
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors has voted to transfer full leadership and funding for rail planning in the Altamont Corridor to the San Joaquin Regional Rail…
Illinois Officials sign rail design work on 10th Street corridor
Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider, Springfield Mayor Michael Houston and Sangamon County Chairman Andy Van Meter signed an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement (IGA) to advance design work as a part of…
Szabo pushes for integrated rail systems
In a letter to the United Transportation Union, Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo pushed for more integrated rail systems. In the message, he said: "We know well the population growth,…
Amtrak extends Boardman’s contract
The Amtrak Board of Directors is extending the contract of President and CEO Joe Boardman for his achievements in improving the operational and financial performance of Amtrak and to provide…
Amtrak continues tie replacement on NEC
Beginning June 2 and continuing through October 2013, Amtrak will continue the long-term railroad tie replacement project on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The affected ties are showing premature signs of…
Amtrak selects names for two new trains, upgrades Wi-Fi service
More than 1,200 people participated in a month-long survey to name two new Amtrak Cascades trains, which have been named Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor.
Gov. McDonnell signs $5.9 billion transportation funding bill
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed Virginia's Road to the Future, the state's first transportation funding plan approved in 27 years, which will increase funding for Virginia's transit providers by…
VIA Rail releases 2012 Annual Report
VIA Rail Canada has released its 2012 Annual Report to the public. The company's continued commitment to the efficient use of public funds helped bring down the operating deficit for…
X Train elects chairman and director of the board
Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train) elected John McPherson to chairman of the board and George Rebensdorf to director. Former Chairman Gil Lamphere remains on the board as director.
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