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AAR smartbrief - Amtrak new locos & environmentalists anti freight !
 Environmental law shouldn't keep freight from running in Calif.Judge Roy Chernus has ruled that environmental groups can't use a California environmental law to stop freight service from resuming on a North Coast Rail Authority line in Sonoma County, Calif., and points north. That...
US Railroads continue restoration efforts in Sandy's wake
Freight railroads, Amtrak continue restoration efforts in Sandy's wakeCanadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Amtrak continue to work toward full restoration of their networks in the wake of the devastation from superstorm Sandy. ProgressiveRailroading.com  at...
Caltrain pact protects UTU members in changeover
In preparation for a new operator of Caltrain commuter service in Northern California, the UTU has moved to protect its members who choose to transfer from Amtrak to the new operator.Caltrain operates south from San Francisco to San Jose and Gilroy.TransitAmerica Services, Inc. (TASI), a...
2 Amtrak conductors: A story of selfless bravery
From the United Transportation Union..............................This is a story about heroes.It is a story about two UTU conductor heroes in Fallon, Nev., June 24.In utter disregard of their own safety, these UTU conductor heroes braved intense flames and choking smoke, repeatedly returning...
Proposal put forward to allow private investors to bid for Amtrak lines
Mica, Shuster introduce plan to privatize AmtrakHouse Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., have introduced a proposal to open up some of Amtrak's lines and its Northeast Corridor to private investors who would then bid to operate the...
Amtrak Connecticut Bridge Projects Show Significant Progress
NEW YORK – Amtrak work on its three Connecticut movable bridge projects remains on-schedule for completion. Two of the three federally-funded projects are on pace to be concluded sometime in 2013, with work to replace the railroad bridge over the Pattaganset River (Miamicock) in East Lyme...
AMTRAK TO ADD 40 COACH CARS TO ACELA EXPRESS
 WASHINGTON – Amtrak plans to begin procurement in fiscal year 2012 of 40 additional Acela Express coach cars to increase seating capacity on all existing high-speed trainsets to meet growing ridership demand. The plan to purchase new high-speed equipment is partof the national passenger...
Amtrak looks to bring new life for Union Station
 Amtrak looking to breathe new life into Union Station function showExtras(elm, link, text){ var obj = $(elm); var link = $(link); var elmTop = (obj.getHeight() + 10) * (-1); if(obj.style.display == 'none'){ obj.style.top = elmTop + "px";...
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