The Chicago-Indianapolis Corridor connects the two largest cities in the Midwest and is vital to the communities it serves. It is also a key segment of the statewide network and has the potential to grow substantially, generating large economic and environmental benefits.
Amtrak is taking an important step forward in updating their accounting structure to provide a more comprehensive view of Amtrak’s finances, which should improve the decision making process.
Since our last federal funding update, appropriations for the Rail Title of the FAST Act has passed the Senate and is now moving through the House.
Denver’s first commuter rail line opened on April 22nd with about 85,000 people using the service in the first two days. The 23-mile University of Colorado A line connects Denver International Airport (DIA) with Denver Union Station (DUS).
Our Japan high-speed study tour is a must for those who seriously love trains and believe in their future — as I know those of you reading this do. It’s an intensive, 13-day look at everything on Japan’s rails, from bullet trains to trams.
Chicago’s Metra Electric District is an under utilized asset that could be used to change the economic position of Chicago’s south side and south suburbs while providing the Chicago access point for Amtrak and high-speed rail.
On April 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit made another ruling regarding section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008. Section 207 required Amtrak to work with the FRA to develop performance standards and metrics for passenger trains.
The Federal Aviation Administration released a Notice of Proposed Policy Amendment and Request For Comments on Tuesday, May 3, regarding a potential change to how airport passenger facility charges (PFC) can be used on airport rail projects.
The Senate Appropriation THUD Committee released their proposed appropriation levels on April 19th, which would provide increased levels of funding for critical passenger rail programs.