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Proposed MAP-21 Reauthorization Act text unveiled
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) released its proposed bill text for the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322). The six-year legislation plans to maintain highway program funds…
Railroad energy harvester among winners of New York clean energy awards
The University of Stony Brook's work on generating clean energy from railroad track vibrations was one of several to receive an award from PowerBridgeNY, a recently created proof-of-concept center established…
VIA Rail reaches agreement with CN to continue New Brunswick passenger service, names Desjardins-Siciliano president/CEO
A tentative agreement has been reached between VIA Rail Canada and Canadian National, which will allow VIA Rail's passenger rail service to continue on the Newcastle subdivision. Under the agreement,…
Denver Union Station reopens following revitalization efforts
Denver Union Station reopened on May 9 and is now a multimodal transportation hub that includes a new bus facility and rail connections and will significantly improve transportation options in…
Connecticut, New York congressional delegation introduces rail safety legislation
Three of Connecticut's representatives to Congress, Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jim Himes (D-CT) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) unveiled the Rail Safety Enforcement Act, comprehensive legislation…
Amtrak begins service at St. Paul's Union Depot
Amtrak began service to Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., with the May 7 arrival of the Empire Builder from Chicago. Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Boardman was…
California High-Speed Rail board approves Fresno to Bakersfield alignment
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield project section of the high-speed rail program…
Watco names GM for Wallula Switching
Watco Transportation Services named Kenneth Barnhouse general manager at the Wallula (Wash.) Switching Site, where it switches cars for Boise Cascade.
NCTD pursuing TIGER grant for Camp Pendleton Transit Center planning
The North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego has applied for a $5-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant.
Four competing proposals submitted for Hoosier State passenger rail
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and its local community partners have received four proposals to improve the Hoosier State passenger rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago.
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