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July 2014

Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety

Set to focus on Metra’s program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.

September 2012

What Are The Real Costs, Value of High-Speed Rail?

With impacts including a shrinking number of vehicles and less road congestion currently being ignored when the financial feasibility of projects is being studied, a new economic value added model must be used to illustrate the total realizable benefits that can be obtained.

September 2012

What Really Helps U.S. Manufacturers in the Public Transportation Industry

Do government interventions help foster American manufacturing in public transportation? By and large, they help only marginally, say those who have been involved with the industry for decades.

September 2011

Women In Transportation: Karen Rae

Title: Deputy Administrator Organization: Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation City: Washington, D.C.

April 2010

Will U.S. High-Speed Rail Systems Finally Ride Off Into the Sunset?

The $8 billion in ARRA funds awarded to 13 high-speed rail projects in January will impact about 31 states and is only the beginning of a new transportation vision by the Obama administration.

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.

December 2008

Safety measures increased after crash

Following the Sept. 12 Metro­link rail accident in Chatsworth, Calif., the operation has taken steps to bolster its safety measures, including adding a crewmember in the lead cab and making equipment and track improvements.

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