November 05, 2015
Shira Orlowek

Crisis averted, Congress voted to extend the deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC), giving the railroads until the end of 2018 to install the system. Extension of this deadline will help avoid a partial railroad shutdown at the end of the year.

October 29, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Eurostar, a popular train that provides high-speed rail service between London to Paris or Brussels and various other locations, is getting new trains called the e320. These trains will be operating before the end of this year!

October 22, 2015
Dylan Hayward

This past Friday a press conference was held at Chicago’s Union Station to announce an improvement program for this critical facility.

October 14, 2015
Dylan Hayward

In early September the railroads made it clear that if the positive train control deadline (PTC) was not extended they would refuse to operate trains on their tracks beginning on New Years Eve.

October 08, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon Panel released their findings on October 1st.  For the past year they have been working on ways to address train congestion throughout the Chicago area.

September 30, 2015
Dylan Hayward

If you are traveling across the Midwest there is a good chance you will end up passing through Chicago’s Union Station. The station is the third busiest railroad terminal in the country and serves 31.6 million passengers each year.

September 23, 2015
Dylan Hayward

The proposed high speed line in Las Vegas has gained momentum.

September 17, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Will Amtrak and Metra trains operate in the Midwest on January 1?

The question arose this summer when it became clear that Positive Train Control would not be ready by the December 31, 2015 deadline.  The railroads gave their answer last week: not unless Congress changes the law.

September 10, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Last week CrossRail Chicago made it into the news, again.

Streetsblog Chicago writer, Steven Vance, discussed using Metra tracks for the O’Hare Express train, announced by Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s as one of his top priorities.

August 26, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Big things are happening in Texas with two high-speed rail projects moving underway.