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NEW PUBLICATION: Understanding the Railway Labor Act
Railroad journalist, economist, former rail regulator, and rail-labor expert Frank N. Wilner offers a straight-forward and very readable history, evolution, description, justification and critique of the RLA in his new book, "Understanding the Railway Labor Act."
Joe Biden: Why America Needs Trains
One of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I've taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over the course of my career. But the one I made on Jan. 17, 2009 was a bit different. When I got there, there were 8,000 people standing in the freezing cold. And I wasn't racing to reach the 7:46 a.m. Metroliner (later, the Acela) that I had taken thousands of times before.
Spain to lower speed limit as oil prices rise
Spain will lower highway speed limits, cut train ticket prices and use more biofuel under an emergency energy-saving initiative because of soaring oil prices brought on by unrest in Libya, an official said Friday.
Vice President Biden Announces Six Year Plan to Build National High-Speed Rail Network
Vice President Joe Biden today announced a comprehensive plan that will help the nation reach President Obama’s goal of giving 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years, as outlined in his State of the Union address.
EU: Transport: New rules to establish a more competitive rail market
New EU rules to create a more transparent and competitive rail market will be put to Transport Ministers for agreement at their meeting in Luxembourg this Thursday (16th June 2011). The proposals set out how competition on the rail market should work in practice by: ensuring fair access to railway infrastructure and rail related services; strengthening the power of national regulators; and creating a better regulatory framework to stimulate investment in rail.
Legislative Hearing On The Committee Print, "Competition For Intercity Passenger Rail In America"
Chairman Mica scheduled Wednesday’s hearing to comply with a request from the Committee’s Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) and the Railroads Subcommittee Ranking Member Corrine Brown (D-FL).
In search of a safer, more profitable and more efficient railway system
In spite of the fact that the railway industry has two centuries of experience behind it, in order to continue improving the research being done on the safety, profitability and efficiency of railroads, it will be necessary to develop and strengthen the relationship between universities and companies in the sector.
Proposed Rules on Minimum Train Crew Size
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations.
$8.9 Million TIGER 2013 Grant to Vermont for Western Corridor Rail Rehabilitation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced the Vermont Agency of Transportation has been awarded an $8.9 million grant.
States already scaling back planned work for next year in anticipation of funding crisis
Numerous states are already beginning to make plans for a year where no federal money is available for new projects by scaling back plans and tentatively canceling projects.
Eno Reports Center The Road From SAFETEA-LU to GROW AMERICA?
Last week we saw the first Administration-authored, publicly released surface transportation bill since 2003. In examining the arc of national transportation policy over the last several years, most observers might be dismayed.
Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Finance?
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door, or so the saying goes. Are public-private partnerships (P3s) a better way of financing transportation infrastructure, as is commonly argued? Or are they a necessary evil in an era when the Highway Trust Fund seems to have run out of gas?
2016 Mid Year Intercity Passenger Rail Meeting
2016 Mid Year Intercity Passenger Rail Meeting
April 28, 2016 China continues building the Pan Asian High speed railway network
California HSR Authority Adopts 2016 Business Plan
Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains? (BBC)
BBC, trains, crowding
Caltrain approves electrification and EMU contracts
Caltrain, intercity, rail, electrification, high speed rail
FRA weighs in on minimum train crew sizes
State DOTs Urged STB to Withdraw Proposal to Curb Amtrak’s Preference Over Freight
The federal Surface Transportation Board withdrew a proposed policy statement that would have redefined and weakened the legal "preference" for Amtrak's passenger trains over freight on host railroads, effectively agreeing to an action sought by many state departments of transportation.
Amtrak invest $ 2.4 Billion for Next Generation High Speed Trainsets and Infrastructure Upgrades
AR 010 Newsletter live stream
2017 TRB Annual Meeting - Virtual Automobile Session Agenda (Sunday Jan. 9, 2017 at 9 am)
“Building the Virtual Automobile” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. A Workshop Sponsored by the Intercity Passenger Rail Committee (AR010) Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Room 144B 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001 Sunday, January 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
In Memoriam: Daniel Roth, Former Chair of TRB Rail Group and IPR AR010
Daniel L. Roth, former chair of both the TRB Rail Group and of the Intercity Passenger Rail Committee, AR010, passed away in Montreal on December 16, 2015, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Amtrak Office of Inspector General - 2017 Report - Challenges at Amtrak
TRB NCRRP Intercity Passenger Rail Service & Development Webinar (April 24, 2017)
TRB NCRRP Intercity Passenger Rail Service & Development Webinar (April 24, 2017)
California sells $ 1.4 Billion for High Speed Rail Bonds
California sells $ 1.4 Billion for High Speed Rail Bonds
California high-speed rail chairman steps down from job
California high-speed rail chairman steps down from job
FTA approves $647 million grant for Caltrain electrification project
FTA approves $647 million grant for Caltrain electrification project
Toronto-Windsor planned as Canada's first high-speed rail line
Toronto-Windsor planned as Canada's first high-speed rail line
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