Metra's Board of Directors has approved a plan to purchase six low-emission switch locomotives and the railroad’s first zero-emission electric-powered unit.
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The bill will directly assist in funding projects in federally designated high-speed rail corridors to complete the project in California.
Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation Secretary, recently met with Amtrak and transit officials as well as front line transit and rail workers to discuss the support going forward for transportation workers and additional COVID-19 relief funding.
CHSRA's new online dashboard includes breakdowns of minority-owned small businesses working on the high-speed rail programme and total dollars expended to date.
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.
BNSF, one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies, has announced its 2021 capital investment plan of $2.99 billion for projects that support the company’s growth and efficiency objectives.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s latest yearly economic impact analysis underscores the growing value of California’s investment in high-speed rail amid the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 grants will help commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.
The Moynihan Train Hall will offer an enhanced facility that will better serve Amtrak's long-distance travellers and commuter rail passengers.
The final rule requires 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has revealed that it has surpassed 5,000 construction workers dispatched since the start of construction of the high-speed rail system in the Central Valley.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received the highest-level award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, recognising the Authority’s progress on delivering a sustainable transportation system for California.
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.