Testing has begun on a new high-speed segment in Italy between Treviglio and Brescia. The 39.6 kilometer segment is located just east of Milan and is due to open in December with an operating speed over 300 km/h.
Last week the new Siemens' Charger locomotives began testing at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Testing was conducted for maximum speed runs, acceleration, braking, as well as overall performance.
The California High Speed Rail Authority approved funding for Caltrain electrification and new grade separations on Tuesday morning.
Railroad passengers came out ahead in two important regulatory decisions made by the Surface Transportation Board last Thursday, which will affect the reliability of Amtrak service.
On July 15th, the City of Chicago announced plans to modernize Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The new project, O’Hare 21, is part of a multi billion-dollar capital investment program to improve the airport as an international gateway and economic driver for the region.
Last week Cook County, Illinois released its first long term transportation plan since 1940.
A study on how people use transit throughout the United States was released by the Transit Center.
The Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway just celebrated its fifth anniversary. The 820-mile long railway is the longest high speed line be built in a single phase. It was constructed in just over 3 years for a cost of $34.7 billion.
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.
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.