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June 23, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Extraordinary transportation growth is taking place in the region of Ontario as part of a plan to grow the economy and create jobs. Over the next 10 years Ontario is investing $31.5 billion in roads, bridges and trains in order to build an integrated regional transportation network.

June 16, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Last week a special train operated between Indianapolis and Lafayette. Elected officials and stakeholders from local communities the train to celebrate the new Hoosier State service.

June 10, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The Chicago-Indianapolis Corridor connects the two largest cities in the Midwest and is vital to the communities it serves. It is also a key segment of the statewide network and has the potential to grow substantially, generating large economic and environmental benefits.

June 09, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Amtrak is taking an important step forward in updating their accounting structure to provide a more comprehensive view of Amtrak’s finances, which should improve the decision making process.

June 02, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Since our last federal funding update, appropriations for the Rail Title of the FAST Act has passed the Senate and is now moving through the House.

May 27, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Denver’s first commuter rail line opened on April 22nd with about 85,000 people using the service in the first two days. The 23-mile University of Colorado A line connects Denver International Airport (DIA) with Denver Union Station (DUS).

May 20, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Our Japan high-speed study tour is a must for those who seriously love trains and believe in their future — as I know those of you reading this do. It’s an intensive, 13-day look at everything on Japan’s rails, from bullet trains to trams.

May 19, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Chicago’s Metra Electric District is an under utilized asset that could be used to change the economic position of Chicago’s south side and south suburbs while providing the Chicago access point for Amtrak and high-speed rail.

May 11, 2016
Dylan Hayward

On April 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit made another ruling regarding section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008. Section 207 required Amtrak to work with the FRA to develop performance standards and metrics for passenger trains.

May 05, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The Federal Aviation Administration released a Notice of Proposed Policy Amendment and Request For Comments on Tuesday, May 3, regarding a potential change to how airport passenger facility charges (PFC) can be used on airport rail projects.

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