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DOT Announces $562.9 Million AMTRAK Loan for 70 Locomotives to Run on Northeast Corridor

DOT Announces $562.9 Million AMTRAK Loan for 70 Locomotives to Run on Northeast Corridor.   American Manufacturers Get a Boost From U.S. Department of Transportation Financing Plan WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

Mica-Shuster Amtrak plan ‘unrealistic’ and will cost taxpayers, Boardman says

Mica-Shuster Amtrak plan ‘unrealistic’ and will cost taxpayers, Boardman says. Yesterday, Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boardman told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the legislation proposed by Reps. Show More Summary

The Railroad Hour

      http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf While we do not generally like nostalgia, here is a piece of television history. Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Amtrak isn’t only mode of subsidized transport | The News Journal | delawareonline.com

Amtrak isn’t only mode of subsidized transport | The News Journal | delawareonline.com. Recently, with the Republican takeover of the U.S. House in Congress, they and other conservative talking heads once again have targeted Amtrak as a wasteful federal transportation subsidy. They usually state that passenger rail services should survive on their own without the [...]

IndustryWeek : High-Speed Rail: Mixed Signals

IndustryWeek : High-Speed Rail: Mixed Signals. In February 2010, Siemens announced that it bought 20 acres of land in Sacramento, Calif., to meet future demand for high-speed trains in the United States.   The land, which sits adjacent to the company’s 34-acre light-rail manufacturing site in Sacramento, has yet to be developed. But if Congress [...]

Rail project on verge of being derailed?

Rail project on verge of being derailed?. It is fortunate that the federal government never got too deeply involved in the proposed Florida projects.   On the heels of killing high-speed rail, Gov. Scott is taking aim at another train: SunRail. Scott has a big decision to make about SunRail and its ultimate effect on [...]

Passenger rail not great news for freight industry, speaker says | News | 2theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA

Passenger rail not great news for freight industry, speaker says | News | 2theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA. The growth of passenger rail lines across the country may not come as great news to the freight industry, fearful of losing track space to people, a spokesman for a freight rail company said Monday. “Our concern [...]

Rendell Supports Shuster’s Plan to Privatize Amtrak’s NE Corridor | PoliticsPA

Rendell Supports Shuster’s Plan to Privatize Amtrak’s NE Corridor | PoliticsPA. This week Republican Representatives Bill Shuster (PA-9) and John Mica (FL-7) unveiled their plan to allow private companies to bid on the Northeast corridor of Amtrak, which runs from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Shuster’s plan has found an unlikely supporter in former Pennsylvania Governor [...]

RAILWAY AGE COMMENTARY: Mica/Shuster bill: Reagan-Gingrich-Bush rehash? - RailwayAge Magazine

RAILWAY AGE COMMENTARY: Mica/Shuster bill: Reagan-Gingrich-Bush rehash? - RailwayAge Magazine. I am proud to say that Railway Age had about the same reaction as I had yesterday (cue gag reflex) but they gathered the energy to write a coherent response to a politically motivated, mean, outrageous, misrepresentation by a well-informed man who certainly knows better than the [...]

Mica proposal for northeast corridor

Here is the text of yesterday’s release concerning the enormously dishonest Republican proposal to “privatize” rail passenger service in the northeast corridor. It is a powerful indictment of this country that, as we approach the very real possibility of defaulting on our financial obligations, it is impossible to have a civil and intelligent discussion of [...]

Slaughter reaffirms desire for faster rail service – Times Union

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter said she will continue to seek 110 mph passenger rail service across upstate New York following Monday’s statement by the Empire State Passengers Association endorsing top speeds of 90 mph in the near term, backing the position of CSX Transportation, the tracks’ owner. “I am continuing to push forward in my effort [...]

Gov’t orders start of Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project+

Gov’t orders start of Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project+. Filed under: International High Speed Rail

California bullet train: Federal officials reject proposed changes to bullet-train project – latimes.com

California bullet train: Federal officials reject proposed changes to bullet-train project – latimes.com. Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

Editorial: Pull plug on high-speed rail? Why? – Sacramento Opinion – Sacramento Editorial | Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Pull plug on high-speed rail? Why? – Sacramento Opinion – Sacramento Editorial | Sacramento Bee. Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

Proposal to remove Amtrak from direct congressional funding gets hearing – The Hill’s Transportation Report

Proposal to remove Amtrak from direct congressional funding gets hearing – The Hill’s Transportation Report. Obama administration officials on Tuesday defended the president’s proposal to place Amtrak under an executive agency budget instead of being reliant on direct appropriations from Congress. Show More Summary

Railway Gazette: DB and Siemens sign ICx contract

Railway Gazette: DB and Siemens sign ICx contract. GERMANY: A multi-billion euro contract for the supply of up to 300 high-speed trains was signed by DB Chief Executive Dr Rüdiger Grübe and Siemens AG CEO Peter Löscher in a ceremony on May 9. The event took place at DB’s Potsdam training centre – the former [...]

Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service | Fast Company

Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service | Fast Company. There is an animated map with this story that gives a great picture of the national Amtrak system and how passenger rail service has shrunk since the 60s. Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Texas gets grant to study Houston-Dallas high-speed rail | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Texas gets grant to study Houston-Dallas high-speed rail | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle. Yep, another study. Exactly what we need. Welfare for consultants. (End of rant) Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

Iowa gets federal money to aid railroad corridors – Forbes.com

Iowa gets federal money to aid railroad corridors – Forbes.com. DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa is getting a share of new funding for passenger rail equipment in six Midwestern states, which could lay the groundwork for enhanced rail service. Federal transportation officials announced plans Monday for $268 million for the purchase of rail cars and [...]

Amtrak, 15 States Get $2 Billion That Florida Lost

Amtrak, 15 States Get $2 Billion That Florida Lost. Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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