U.S. Department of Transportation details the American Rescue Plan’s benefits for transportation

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation highlights the transportation elements of the historic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

Things looking brighter at Amtrak with passage of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

As part of its COVID-19 recovery efforts, Amtrak announces full restoration of daily service for 12 long distance routes following pandemic-related schedule reductions in 2020.

Gateway Project rail tunnel cost escalates due to U.S. DOT delay

Sitting on the Gateway Project has given the task a swift kick in the rump.

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Norfolk Southern suffers derailment in Pennsylvania

A Norfolk Southern train derailed on Monday evening in Pennsylvania. Amtrak tweeted that two of it’s trains that run on this line were canceled.

Amtrak locomotives return to deadly derailment site in state of Washington

Positive Train Control (PTC) could have prevented the Amtrak derailment over I-5 that killed three people in DuPont, Wash. The technology was not yet installed in 2017. It’s there now, and officials

Controversial Amtrak plan becomes more, well, controversial

In response to a plan that was openly criticized a few years ago, Amtrak is responding with a heavy closing statement. The passenger rail service re-issued a plan for fences and gates

Amtrak OIG: positive train control will be interoperable but could better measure system reliability

Amtrak has installed Positive Train Control technology on the tracks it owns and expects its systems to be interoperable with host and tenant railroads by year’s end, but it can take steps

New Portal North Bridge across Hackensack River one step closer to reality

Construction of a new Portal North Bridge has taken a big step forward following NJ Transit’s approval of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Federal Transit Administration. The new span

Amtrak completes Delaware third track project

Amtrak, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) recently completed a $71.2 million project to increase capacity between Wilmington and Newark, Del. on the Northeast Corridor. This

Amtrak names Stephen Gardner president; wins contract to operate Metrolink trains

The newsroom at Amtrak has been busy for the past couple of days. Yesterday, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has been named president of the agency, effective today. Gardner’s

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