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Intercity Bus Lines Picking Up Speed with New Service Strategies

Motorcoach| May 1, 2018

The most recent expansion of services has been more nuanced, generally spurred by a desire to fill gaps in the system, improve connectivity with Amtrak, and strengthen existing routes with new intermediate stops.

Calif. awards $2.6B in state Cap and Trade funds

Rail| April 30, 2018

The program provides major benefits towards meeting the state’s climate and air quality goals, with a total reduction of more than 32 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Rail| April 11, 2018

Amtrak announces summer New York infrastructure renewal work

The total cost of the projects is estimated between $45 and $50 million, which will keep this important infrastructure in a state of good repair for Amtrak and benefit New York State with an upgraded, state-of-the art railroad.

Security and Safety | February 28, 2018

TSA, Amtrak to test suicide vest detection devices at Penn Station

The passive system triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device passes by the mechanism.

Rail| February 22, 2018

Metra looks to purchase 21 used locomotives

The F59PHIs, which were built by the Electro-Motive Division of GM in 1998 and have been rehabbed within the last five years, have similar parts and operating characteristics to Metra’s existing fleet of EMD F40s, some of which are 35 years old and are in need of overhaul.

Security and Safety | February 20, 2018

Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

Rail| February 6, 2018

Two Amtrak train cars detach while going 125 mph

The incident, which occurred at around 6:40 a.m., resulted from a "mechanical issue."

Rail| February 5, 2018

Miami-bound Amtrak train collides with freight train, killing two

Amtrak train 91 should have been on the main line, but it was directed to tracks just east of it, where a CSX train was parked.

Rail| January 31, 2018

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

The chartered train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.

Security and Safety | January 30, 2018

Wash. Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly derailment

Investigators interviewed the engineer and the qualifying conductor, who were in the lead locomotive during the accident trip.

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