Michael Reininger, Brightline's CEO, has presented to a U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee with several recommendations on the steps that Congress can take to unlock more private investment into high-speed rail.
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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.
LIRR will work with Alstom to complete an eight-month initial analysis of the use of batteries that could enable electric railcars to travel on the railroad’s diesel branches.
For all future infrastructure construction contracts, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will require 100 per cent zero-emission vehicle fleets to be used by contractors.
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.
Metrolink has received $59,000 to fund an outreach campaign to deter suicides on its network through training, public engagement and awareness.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has released its March 2021 Construction Update, highlighting the ongoing progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail project.
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.
BWRR's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan for Economic Opportunity in Maryland will work to provide better opportunities to women and communities of colour.
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.
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.