July 15, 2015
Shira Orlowek

The Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act is moving forward.

Last Thursday, the RREEA — as approved by the Senate Commerce Committee — was included as a title in the Senate's proposed surface-transportation bill.

July 07, 2015
Dylan Hayward

On July 1 it became even more evident how far the United States is behind in train travel. Railway Gazette International released their latest World Speed Survey announcing China is still the
pacesetter, followed by France, Japan, Spain, and Taiwan.

June 30, 2015
Shira Orlowek

The Senate took important steps last week by passing two critical transportation bills.  

June 24, 2015
Richard Harnish

Governor Rauner recently announced that he will cut the Amtrak Illinois budget from $42 million to $26 million effective July 1, 2015.

June 23, 2015
Shira Orlowek

The future of passenger rail is looking brighter.

June 19, 2015
Shira Orlowek
June 15, 2015
Julius Parod

Amtrak is in a situation it finds itself in too often. It can’t pay for a service America needs.

June 08, 2015
Julius Parod

Peter Kerpedjiev, a researcher in Vienna recently asked how far you can travel in less than a day from major European cities by train. The differences he found between some cities is astounding.

June 01, 2015
Shira Orlowek

Something incredible is happening in China. In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets – demanding a high-speed rail line to their city.

May 26, 2015
Julius Parod
The May 12th Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia has brought new attention to passenger rail safety.