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May 24, 2017
Dylan Hayward

There’s been a flurry of news in the past week, both good and bad, that could have long-term impacts on passenger rail in North America.

May 18, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is leading a Midwest Regional Rail Planning Study (MWRRPS), with the goal of creating a 40-year vision for passenger rail in the Midwest.

May 12, 2017
Dylan Hayward

China expands their high-speed rail so often that it's hardly news. Testing began on their first high-speed line to Inner Mongolia. This is the first of three high-speed lines that will serve cities in Inner Mongolia.

May 04, 2017
Dylan Hayward

A budget proposal for the rest of FY17 has passed Congress and is awaiting the signature of President Trump. Once signed it will provide increased funding for transportation compared to FY16.

April 26, 2017
Dylan Hayward

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting on April 1, and to our speakers for sharing their time and knowledge with us. We learned a lot about the importance of frequency, modern high-performance train-sets and much more.

April 05, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The Midwest is home to some of the nation’s most vibrant cities, millions of hard-working families, rich agriculture and incredible tourist attractions. Today these assets are dispersed and our outdated transportation infrastructure makes them difficult to reach.

March 30, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The Trump Administration released its FY2018 budget outline last week.  It closely mirrors the positions of the Heritage Foundation, which isn’t surprising. Transportation Secretary Chao (pictured right) was a Distinguished Fellow at the foundation prior to accepting her role at the DOT.

March 22, 2017
Dylan Hayward

Brightline's second trainset, BrightPink, arrived in Florida earlier this month. Revenue service is set to begin between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in July before service is expanded to Miami in late August, when Miami Central is complete.

March 03, 2017
Dylan Hayward

With a large federal infrastructure bill in the works it is important that attention is brought to the core needs of our national passenger rail network.

February 27, 2017
Dylan Hayward

Last week we told you how Caltrain modernization is the most important rail project in the U.S, not just for California, but for us in the Midwest, too.

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