Raymond Atkins, Terry Hynes and Morgan Lindsay from the Transportation Group at Sidley Austin LLP detail why they believe that private investment is the way forward for high-speed rail in the U.S., but not without government support.
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Amtrak – the National Railroad Passenger Corporation – is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity services across the United States and to some Canadian cities.
The U.S. Rail Passenger Fairness Act will give Amtrak the ability to take freight railroads to court if they fail to provide preference to passenger rail operating on their lines.
Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has announced the huge sum will be provided under the American Rescue Plan Act and will give much-needed relief to Amtrak, states, commuter railroads, and to Amtrak employees.
Following the launch of a competitive procurement in January 2019, Siemens Mobility has been selected as the preferred bidder to manufacture a new fleet for Amtrak.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board will now step in to order CSX and NS to allow Amtrak access to their railroads in order to operate two daily services to the Gulf Coast.
As part of its COVID-19 recovery efforts, Amtrak is to restore daily service for 12 long-distance routes from May 2021, following pandemic-related schedule reductions in 2020.
Bill Flynn, Amtrak CEO, has written to Congress outlining the national railroad's top five priorities as it looks to improve and expand rail services across the U.S.
In the statement, Bill Flynn, CEO of Amtrak, says that following the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the railroad corporation is "taking extra steps to continue ensuring the safety of our employees and customers in Washington DC and across our network" in preparation for the Inauguration of Joe Biden.
The Moynihan Train Hall will offer an enhanced facility that will better serve Amtrak's long-distance travellers and commuter rail passengers.
The project involved the installation of 1.5 miles of a new, electrified main line third track, enabling Amtrak to eliminate a previous two track bottleneck.
Despite delivering safety improvements and fast-tracking technology projects during the pandemic, Amtrak's President and CEO has said that without additional funding for 2021, the corporation may be forced to further reduce services, defer critical capital projects and make more job reductions.
As of 30 September 2020, approximately 57,314 of the 57,537 route miles subject to the mandate had PTC systems in RSD or in operation.
The final rule includes metrics relating to Amtrak's on-time performance and train delays, customer service and station performance.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, has announced $291 million in ‘State of Good Repair’ grants to improve the reliability and safety of America’s rail network.
Results from recent polls on behalf of the OneRail Coalition and the Association of American Railroads, show that Americans continue to support the development of passenger rail travel and the importance of rail freight in reducing the transportation sector’s impact on climate change.