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September 23, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, the agency that manages the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE), is taking a big step towards the phased network approach in North California with

September 14, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The deadline to pass a federal budget is only two weeks away and Congress does not appear close to passing their regular annual appropriations bills. In order to avoid a shutdown Congress is preparing to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) or short-term budget extension.

September 01, 2016
Dylan Hayward

On Friday August 26 Vice President Joe Biden announced a $2.45 billion investment on passenger rail in the Northeast Corridor. This will help Amtrak accommodate the steady growth in demand for fast, frequent and dependable train service.

August 26, 2016
Dylan Hayward

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.

August 18, 2016
Dylan Hayward

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.

August 10, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The California High Speed Rail Authority approved funding for Caltrain electrification and new grade separations on Tuesday morning.

August 03, 2016
Dylan Hayward

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.

August 01, 2016
Dylan Hayward

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.

July 25, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Last week Cook County, Illinois released its first long term transportation plan since 1940.

July 14, 2016
Dylan Hayward

A study on how people use transit throughout the United States was released by the Transit Center.

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