Amtrak matches Oregon DOT grant application

In support of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant application, Amtrak announced a matching $750,000 contribution to reduce delays in the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT’s grant application, if successful, will

Amtrak train hits truck at grade crossing, killing driver

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that an Amtrak train was involved in a grade crossing accident in University Park, a south suburban area of Chicago.  The accident occurred yesterday (Sunday) at around

FRA proposes recording equipment for passenger trains

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is proposing to require the installation of inward- and outward-facing locomotive image recording devices on all lead locomotives in passenger trains, and that these devices record while


Caltrans releases funds to improve transit, help low-income sectors

Continuing efforts to reduce the transportation sector’s impact on the environment, Caltrans has announced $146 million from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, or LCTOP, will go to 180 local mass transit

Charges against Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian dropped again

In May 2015, over four years ago, Amtrak locomotive engineer Brandon Bostian, piloting Amtrak train number 188, a Northeast Regional train, lost “situational awareness,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),

BART names new general manager

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors unanimously appointed Robert Powers to take over as BART’s 10th General Manager. Powers, a professional engineer with more than 20 years

Amtrak to offer Acela Nonstop

Amtrak announced today it will offer a new service, Acela Nonstop, direct service between Washington, D.C. Union Station and New York Penn Station.  The service will begin on Monday, September 23, and

Regional Transportation Authority

Metra, Amtrak spar over rent at Chicago Union Station

In business, one often needs a scorecard to keep up with who pays who for what.  In the case of Metra’s use of Chicago Union Station, Amtrak owns the station and Metra


BART moving in right direction with RR funds

So far Measure RR is delivering top grade results for BART transit in the San Francisco Bay area. That’s according to a new report by the Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee, which

Transit funding

Is the FTA taking longer to approve transit projects?

If the Capital Improvement Program is actually sitting on money, the Trump administration is not squirming.