July 22, 2013
Shira Orlowek

First, I want to thank everyone who offered us words of support, donations of used computers and monetary contributions to help us recover from the theft of our computers. It is gratifying to know that so many people value the work that we do.

July 09, 2013
Shira Orlowek

It was a tough Saturday.  

I came into the office and found that all of our computers had been stolen. Worse yet, they grabbed the back up hard drive, which we had stashed in an out-of-the-way place.  

July 01, 2013
Richard Harnish

Are you fed up with the recurring fight in Washington over Amtrak funding? I know I am.

Every couple of years, a Congressman suggests eliminating Amtrak routes.  Then, after dramatic political theatre, Congress budgets just enough for Amtrak to limp along for another year or two.

July 01, 2013
Shira Orlowek

The US Senate Appropriations committee will meet Thursday July 27 to decide its proposed budget for FY2014.  

Will you take a moment to ask your senators to support high-speed rail and expanding Amtrak?

June 20, 2013
Shira Orlowek

They must be joking.

Today, the House of Representatives Transportation Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee is considering a bill that will slash Amtrak’s budget by a third in 2014--putting Amtrak’s future very much in jeopardy.

June 13, 2013
Shira Orlowek

This week has seen a lot of action in the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee - with both good and bad news for supporters of high speed rail.

June 10, 2013
Shira Orlowek
Senator Durbin promotes Illinois rail priorities to committee writing Amtrak reauthorization bill.
May 23, 2013
Shira Orlowek

There is good news regarding the Chicago to Detroit/Pontiac corridor.

May 01, 2013
Shira Orlowek

At last!

After weeks of uncertainty about who would replace Ray LaHood, President Obama this week nominated a new Secretary of Transportation - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

April 19, 2013
Shira Orlowek
President Obama has announced a dramatic, new national rail plan as part of his recently released 2014 budget proposal.