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October 21, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The Union Pearson Express train in Toronto connects Canada’s busiest airport with their busiest train station. Since launching in June, the service had struggled to reach their ridership projections but a recent change has more than tripled their daily ridership.

October 14, 2016
Dylan Hayward

For the last two weeks a group of MHSRA supporters were traveling around Japan on the country’s passenger rail network.

October 03, 2016
Dylan Hayward

On September 14 Germany’s railroad company Deutsche Bahn (DB) unveiled ICE 4, the latest generation of inter-city train sets. The Siemens built ICE 4 will have a top speed of 155mph and will be the backbone of Germany’s long-distance network.

September 23, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, the agency that manages the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE), is taking a big step towards the phased network approach in North California with

September 14, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The deadline to pass a federal budget is only two weeks away and Congress does not appear close to passing their regular annual appropriations bills. In order to avoid a shutdown Congress is preparing to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) or short-term budget extension.

September 01, 2016
Dylan Hayward

On Friday August 26 Vice President Joe Biden announced a $2.45 billion investment on passenger rail in the Northeast Corridor. This will help Amtrak accommodate the steady growth in demand for fast, frequent and dependable train service.

August 26, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Testing has begun on a new high-speed segment in Italy between Treviglio and Brescia. The 39.6 kilometer segment is located just east of Milan and is due to open in December with an operating speed over 300 km/h.

August 18, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Last week the new Siemens' Charger locomotives began testing at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Testing was conducted for maximum speed runs, acceleration, braking, as well as overall performance.

August 10, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The California High Speed Rail Authority approved funding for Caltrain electrification and new grade separations on Tuesday morning.

August 03, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Railroad passengers came out ahead in two important regulatory decisions made by the Surface Transportation Board last Thursday, which will affect the reliability of Amtrak service.

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