Topic : Amtrak

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Philadelphia investigator named '2016 Amtrak Officer of the Year'

Security and Safety | April 19, 2017

Investigator O’Keefe was able to link several thefts of rental cars from Wilmington Station to a large-scale auto-theft ring operating out of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Stun gun incident causes stampede after NJ Transit train gets stuck in tunnel

Rail| April 17, 2017

This latest incident happened three weeks after the derailment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station and a week after a NJ Transit derailment shut down eight of 21 tracks there and disrupted travel in the region for days.

Rail| April 13, 2017

Holt to lead railroad systems engineering at WSP | PB

He will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of engineering services for railroad and rail transit projects and will support the firm's related business initiatives across the country.

Security and Safety | April 11, 2017

NY, NJ governors call for independent review of Penn Station infrastructure

In a letter Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie said the train derailments and severe service disruptions at the century-old Manhattan rail hub have made clear “the need for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols.”

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

Sen. Schumer calls on Congress to work together on $1T infrastructure bill

Speaking at a news conference in front of Penn Station, Schumer’s push for lawmakers to act in a bipartisan fashion comes after two train derailments in the past two weeks that caused massive delays for commuters.

Rail| April 7, 2017

Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit resume full rail service into Penn Station

On Monday, NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Train 3926 had a slow-speed derailment while pulling into track 9 at Penn Station at about 9 a.m. New Jersey Transit described it as a "minor derailment."

Rail| April 5, 2017

Modified service into Penn Station to continue for 'forseeable future' after derailment

Amtrak officials said the derailment of the NJ Transit train damaged a switching machine, leaving just 13 out of 21 tracks in service. Service won't be fully restored until the repairs are completed.

Management & Operations| March 22, 2017

Troup promoted to HNTB’s Northeast Division rail market sector leader

He has significant experience managing high-density transit design, operations, maintenance and construction in heavily urbanized environments such as the Northeast corridor and the New York metropolitan region.  

Government Issues| March 20, 2017

Calif. transit leaders denounce Trump's crippling cuts to transportation

Budget cuts are achieved by zeroing out federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train services, limiting federal funding for the FTA’s Capital Investment Program to projects with an existing FFGA, and eliminating funding for the TIGER discretionary grant program.

Government Issues| March 16, 2017

Trump's 'Skinny Budget' cuts U.S. DOT funding by $2.4B

Under the Administration’s proposal, the DOT's funding would be cut by 13%, to $16.2 billion, and limits funding for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment program, eliminates funding for the Essential Air Service program, and ends federal support for long-distance Amtrak trains.

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