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Amtrak, Virginia reach cost-sharing agreement
Virginia has entered into a cost-sharing partnership with Amtrak, where Virginia will be assuming greater costs associated with making intercity passenger rail service available to communities between Washington, D.C., and…
APTA to recognize six public transportation systems for sustainability
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will recognize nine public transportation systems for outstanding sustainability achievements.
Illinois HSR trackwork moves on to Bloomington-Normal area
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing another phase of upgrades to Illinois' high-speed route from Chicago-St. Louis for future 110-mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
XpressWest vows to proceed, despite federal loan denial
It was revealed last week that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) previously suspended its review of XpressWest's Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program (RRIF) loan for a high-speed…
East Side Access trackwork to speed LIRR and Amtrak trains
For 30 days this summer, crews working on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's East Side Access megaproject will build heavy concrete slabs that will serve as the ceiling of…
Feasibility study for Chicago to Columbus HSR line released
The Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, Inc. (NIPRA), released a business plan laying the groundwork for a regional, 11-city passenger rail corridor between Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago, Ill., through Fort…
ADOT narrows passenger rail alternatives down to three
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) continues to study the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson and has now narrowed the list of alternatives down to…
LACMTA and Caltrans to hold meetings on HDC project
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and he California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is holding a series of four public meetings to provide information and seek comment on…
Tutor Perini awarded Amtrak concrete casing contract
Tutor Perini Corporation has recently been awarded a contract by Amtrak to construct an underground concrete casing (box tunnel) beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards site in…
Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. secretary of transportation
Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.
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