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January 2014

‘Polar Vortex’ freezes up public transit service

Amtrak suffered some service disruptions and delays, with three trains halted about 80 miles from Chicago, when drifting snow and ice made the tracks impassable.

July 2012

U.S. High-Speed Rail: Despite Political Railroading, Supporters Optimistic

Regardless of confusion over what the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program was defined as and political pressure being applied, the Obama Administration’s $10 billion-plus investment in the nation’s rail network has seen some success as many projects, including California’s “true” high-speed rail program, continue moving forward.

June 2012

Rail Operators Steadily Moving Toward PTC Implementation

While funding and technology integration remain key issues, some U.S. rail operators are looking to meet the 2015 Congressional deadline, including Southern California’s Metrolink, which aims to have its system in place by next year.

July 2011

U.S. Rail Ready For Security Challenges

Taking a proactive approach to potential rail attacks, agencies such as Amtrak and L.A. Metro have been fortifying their resources and outreach programs for years. As a result, they were ready and able to help riders feel safe when recent terrorist threats loomed.

February 2011

Calif.'s Metrolink weathers record storms, plans service upgrades

In December 2010, record Southern California rains, causing damage such as flooded tracks, forced Metrolink to scramble to maintain services for its customers.

July 2009

Aiming to be the 'next rail president'

President Obama's focus on rail harkens back to the days of the first 'rail president' and fellow Illinois native, Abraham Lincoln.

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