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‘We Need Governor’s Signature’: Amtrak’s Restart in Mobile in Ivey’s Hands as Deadline Looms

June 20, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey must decide by Wednesday whether the state will make a $5.3 million commitment over three years to bring Amtrak service back to Mobile, connecting the city with New Orleans. Rail advocates who are pushing for the return of Gulf Coast…

Amtrak to Improve National Network Locomotive Fleet

June 5, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – With demand for Amtrak service at record levels, Amtrak is moving to either acquire new locomotives or rebuild its current diesel fleet…

Wabtec And GE Transportation To Merge, Creating Global Leader For Rail Equipment, Services And Software

May 23, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Strategic Combination Will Drive Shareholder Value Creation by Accelerating Innovation in Transportation and Logistics •    Following…

House Passes Two Rail Data Security Bills

April 11, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House overwhelmingly passed two bipartisan railroad data and information security bills: H.R. 4921, the “STB Information and Security Act,” and H.R. 4925, the “FRA Safety Data Improvement Act.” Both pieces of legislation…

At Least $125 million Available to Local Communities for Rail Overpass Projects Through “Local Trax” Matching Grant Program

April 4, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

CHESTERTON, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation today announced the agency will make available at least $125 million for high-priority railroad safety projects on local roads statewide through the agency’s new “Local Trax” matching grant…

Governor Wolf Announces New Investments in Rail Infrastructure, Supporting Business Development and 400 Jobs Statewide

March 29, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 27 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain more than 400 jobs across Pennsylvania. "Keeping our extensive rail freight system in good shape is a vital component of creating…

Three State DOTs Contribute to Rail Project That Won $16M TIGER Grant

March 21, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

State departments of transportation from Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico helped fund a regional rail line improvement project that won a federal TIGER grant of $16 million this month from the USDOT. The award went to the $26.7 million Southwest Chief Route…

One-Year Delay of Gateway Project Will Cost $1.6 Billion and 366,000 Tons of CO2

March 12, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

New York, NY – March 12, 2018 – Common Good, the nonpartisan reform coalition, today released its estimate of the cost of a one-year delay in construction of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project under the Hudson River. This estimate builds upon Common Good’s…

News Report on Another Amtrak Crash

February 5, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation, Video

Amtrak's CEO blames a freight train operator for its latest deadly accident. An engineer and conductor were killed in the crash in South Carolina, and more than 100 people were injured. The Amtrak Silver Star was traveling from New York to Miami. Kris Van…

NTSB Issues Investigative Update on Washington State Amtrak Derailment

January 29, 2018 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

  As part of its ongoing investigation into the Dec. 18, 2017, derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in DuPont, Washington, the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday an update about the agency’s investigation.NTSB investigators interviewed…