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.

August 18, 2015
Shira Orlowek

Chicago to St. Louis 110mph service is continuing to move forward. Just last week, Dwight broke ground on a new $3.7 million station that will serve passengers on this line. This is one of many stations to be built or restored along the route.

August 13, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Last Wednesday, after an eight hour meeting, All Aboard Florida (AAF) won approval to issue $1.75 billion in Private Activity Bonds (PAB’s) by the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC). This will fund their $2.5 billion project.

August 03, 2015
Dylan Hayward

On Thursday, the Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, known as the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. This six-year bill was a bi-partisan effort, crafted by Senators James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Barbara Boxer (D-California).

July 30, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Click Here to see the letter from Illinois mayors and county leaders asking Governor Rauner not to cut vital Amtrak service to their communities: 

July 29, 2015
Dylan Hayward

The Senate has been working long hours to move their version of the transportation bill forward. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) are fast tracking a bill that includes re-authorizing intercity passenger rail.

July 20, 2015
Dylan Hayward

Last month Toronto launched the UP Express, a premium airport express train linking Union Station to Pearson International. It provides an excellent model for Chicago as Mayor Emanuel has renewed his call for an O’Hare express train.