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June 09, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Amtrak is taking an important step forward in updating their accounting structure to provide a more comprehensive view of Amtrak’s finances, which should improve the decision making process.

June 02, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Since our last federal funding update, appropriations for the Rail Title of the FAST Act has passed the Senate and is now moving through the House.

May 27, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Denver’s first commuter rail line opened on April 22nd with about 85,000 people using the service in the first two days. The 23-mile University of Colorado A line connects Denver International Airport (DIA) with Denver Union Station (DUS).

May 20, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Our Japan high-speed study tour is a must for those who seriously love trains and believe in their future — as I know those of you reading this do. It’s an intensive, 13-day look at everything on Japan’s rails, from bullet trains to trams.

May 19, 2016
Dylan Hayward

Chicago’s Metra Electric District is an under utilized asset that could be used to change the economic position of Chicago’s south side and south suburbs while providing the Chicago access point for Amtrak and high-speed rail.

May 11, 2016
Dylan Hayward

On April 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit made another ruling regarding section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008. Section 207 required Amtrak to work with the FRA to develop performance standards and metrics for passenger trains.

May 05, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The Federal Aviation Administration released a Notice of Proposed Policy Amendment and Request For Comments on Tuesday, May 3, regarding a potential change to how airport passenger facility charges (PFC) can be used on airport rail projects.

April 28, 2016
Dylan Hayward

In recent weeks New York Times ran

April 20, 2016
Dylan Hayward

The Senate Appropriation THUD Committee released their proposed appropriation levels on April 19th, which would provide increased levels of funding for critical passenger rail programs.

April 14, 2016
Dylan Hayward

New railcars, meant for Missouri, Illinois, Michigan and California have been delayed and could lose important federal funding if the project is not completed on time.

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