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X Train terminates agreement with UP
The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), has terminated its agreement with Union Pacific, effective October 31, 2013, citing an alternative capital plan which will relieve the company from…
Amtrak names CFO
Amtrak has named Gerald Sokol, Jr., as its new chief financial officer (CFO), reporting directly to Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, effective December 3.
Engineering Chicago-St. Louis HSR
Coordinating a project of this scope, size and time-frame requires ultimate cooperation between all parties involved.
Amtrak's Boardman tells congressional committee to stop taking NEC for granted
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a national transportation asset and is aging, failure prone and lacks redundant systems to keep it operating in the event of failure, Amtrak President and…
MoDOT details possible second UP mainline project
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) held a public open house to detail a possible project that would add a second main track between Lee's Summit and Strasburg. The route…
VIA Rail awards construction contracts for Heritage Station
VIA Rail Canada has confirmed CA$3.5 million (US$3.4 million) in contracts to Winnipeg-based companies for renovations to its Heritage station in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Massachusetts awards South Coast Rail community grants
Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) awarded 17 technical assistance grants to implement smart growth principles of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan.
Agreements between Amtrak, 19 states push rail improvements forward
Amtrak and 19 state transportation departments and other entities have negotiated contracts to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes.
CTC allocates $167 million to California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $359 million to 36 projects. The CTC says the funds represent an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state's economy, reduce traffic congestion,…
CHSRA begins bid process for second phase of construction
After signing the construction contract for the first 29 miles of high-speed rail from Madera to Fresno, Calif., the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) called for contractors to submit their…
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