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Kansas City's Starter Streetcar Line is Sustainable, 'Smart' Endeavor

Rail| December 6, 2017

Since voters green-lit the project by approving its major funding source in 2012, some $1.7 billion in economic development has initiated around the 2.2-mile streetcar line.

Partial train derailment impacts some Metra, Amtrak Chicago-area service

Rail| November 29, 2017

At about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday when the third, fourth, and fifth cars of the eight-car train derailed. The derailed cars remained upright, and the other five cars and the locomotive remained on the tracks. There were three passengers on the train at the time; there were no injuries.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

The railroad is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

Management & Operations| November 6, 2017

Donnelly joins HNTB as senior project engineer

Donnelly’s 16-plus years of experience includes six years at Amtrak as a project manager.

Rail| October 18, 2017

[Video] Amtrak 'Ready to Build': Hudson Tunnel Project

Amtrak's Ready To Build campaign showcases five critical investments, including the Hudson Tunnel Project. Opened in 1910, the existing two-track North River Tunnel carries passengers between Manhattan and New Jersey.

Rail| October 11, 2017

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

Rail| October 10, 2017

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

Rail| September 27, 2017

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

Rail| September 14, 2017

Amtrak campaign touts benefits of train over air, car travel

The marketing campaign, "Break the Travel Quo," showcases clever videos that depict some of the most prevalent pain points of modern day travel.

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