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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…

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…

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…

Amtrak Begins Next Phase of Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

January 8, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

NEW YORK – Amtrak’s next series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station, as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program, will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, with revised scheduled train operations commencing on Monday, Jan. 8. The bulk of the…

USDOT Statement on Amtrak Cascades Train 501

December 21, 2017 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

DUPONT — The Washington State Department of Transportation affirmed Tuesday that it is committed to running passenger trains on a recently completed bypass that was the site of Monday's deadly derailment. Janet Matkin, spokeswoman for WSDOT's rail…

Probe Starts of Fatal Amtrak Derailment Near Seattle

December 20, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

An Amtrak train operating from Seattle to Portland derailed on a bridge near Tacoma, Wash. on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring as many as 100. The Amtrak Cascades Train 501 was carrying approximately 78 passengers and five crew…

Amtrak Train Derails onto Washington Highway

December 18, 2017 - in Featured, News, Rail, Transportation, Video

Amtrak train 501 derailed and is dangling onto Interstate 5 in Washington state. Witness Greg Mukai describes the incident. Source: CNN

New Report States that Proposed Amtrak Cuts Would Cost the US Economy Billions

October 16, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

A new report from the National Association of Railroad Passengers has revealed that cutting train services across the US would affect low income households in rural communities. The report, titled ‘Dismantling a National Transportation Network’, is a sharp…

Caltrans Releases Vision for California’s Rail Plan

October 16, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans today released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network. The Rail Plan sets the stage for new and better rail, and multimodal and community connections in the…