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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $150 Million for New York Corridor
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $150 Millionfor New York Empire CorridorU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $149.3 million for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to upgrade high-speed and intercity passenger rail service on the Empire...
Door reopened slightly on high-speed rail funding
Just when federal funding for high-speed rail appeared dead as a rusted rail spike, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois exercised his clout and reopened the door – if only slightly.On Sept. 20, the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee voted to zero-out all federal funds...
House Republicans propose sharp Amtrak cuts
WASHINGTON – House Republicans are supporting a budget plan that Amtrak says will eliminate all state-supported Amtrak service nationwide beginning Oct. 1 — the start of a new federal fiscal year.Fifteen states currently provide Amtrak with subsidies in exchange for Amtrak operating...
AMtrak to get $745M from DOT for Northeast Corridor upgrades
Amtrak to get $745M from DOT for Northeast Corridor upgradesAmtrak's Northeast Corridor will get $745 million in grants from the Department of Transportation. Most of the money will be used for upgrades between Trenton, N.J., and New York City, which will allow high-speed trains to travel...
AMtrak to get $745M from DOT for Northeast Corridor upgrades
Amtrak to get $745M from DOT for Northeast Corridor upgradesAmtrak's Northeast Corridor will get $745 million in grants from the Department of Transportation. Most of the money will be used for upgrades between Trenton, N.J., and New York City, which will allow high-speed trains to travel...
$28 Million DOT Grant for New Dearborn, Station Will Serve Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village
The Michigan Department of Transportation has received $28.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to consolidate Dearborn’s two passenger rail facilities into a pedestrian-friendly, intermodal station in the West Downtown section of the city. The money will support President...
Amtrak to continue second-train service for Seattle-Vancouver route
Amtrak to continue second-train service for Seattle-Vancouver routeAmtrak service with a daily second train on the Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, route will be permanent, according to an announcement by Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. "Despite some significant financial...
UTU to congressional audience: ‘HSR is jobs machine’
New jobs building and operating high-speed rail “are American jobs that can’t be shipped overseas and would be a Godsend in this economic downturn,” UTU Alternate National Legislative Director John Risch told a congressionally sponsored forum here Aug. 3.“Railroad operating jobs are not...
Britain shouldn't be a role model to privatize Amtrak, says opponent
Britain shouldn't be a role model to privatize Amtrak, says opponentWhen Reps. John Mica, R-Fla., and Bill Shuster, R-Pa., suggested the privatization of part of Amtrak, they pointed to how Britain privatized railroad operations in the 1990s. But Gary Zuckett, executive director of West...
Amtrak statement on Nevada crash
At about 11:20 a.m. Friday, June 24, a semi tractor-trailer drove into the side of an Amtrak train at a public railroad crossing in Churchill County, Nev. the incident location about 70 miles east of Reno. California Zephyr (Trains 5 & 6) operates daily between Chicago and Emeryville,...

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