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FTA, ARRA to fund ARC project

Rail| June 8, 2009
The agency will make a “down payment” toward an eventual commitment of $3 billion by approving a $1.35 billion Early Systems Work Agreement (ESWA). The project will allow NJ Transit to double rail service capacity into Manhattan.

Amtrak breaks ground on new Fla. train station

Rail| May 20, 2009
Renovation project in Sanford, Fla., is scheduled to begin in mid-June 2009 and is targeted for completion in the fall of 2010.
Bus| May 13, 2009

METRO Briefs

Report: Driver caused Calif. coach crash. Amtrak:High-speed rail unrealistic. Report: BRT cheaper than rail to Oakland airport.
Rail| April 28, 2009

Mo., Amtrak to make track improvements

Project will unclog a major “bottleneck” caused by a 25-mile stretch of single track and enable slower freight trains to move off the main line, enabling faster Amtrak trains to pass and reduce delays by nearly 17 percent, annually.
Rail| April 24, 2009

Mica, Reid receive national rail award

The award is presented to individuals for their support for a fully developed train network and leadership in promoting rail development.
Rail| April 17, 2009

Florida kicks off ‘Train Safety Awareness Week’

Officers from approximately 20 different law enforcement agencies in South Florida will join staff members and volunteers from organizations, including Tri-Rail, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration, in distributing information about train safety.
Bus| April 10, 2009

FEMA announces $970M in preparedness grants

$25 million allocated for Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies within the Amtrak rail system.
Rail| April 6, 2009

Amtrak launches mobile accessibility

Members can now visit the Amtrak Guest Rewards Website from any Web-enabled device to view their account information, including point balance, recent transactions and current offers, as well as register for new promotions.
Rail| April 3, 2009

NTSB: Signal interpretation led to Amtrak accident

Contributing to the accident, was the relief engineer's failure to immediately communicate to the engineer that he had miscalled the signal at Englewood and to stop the train when the engineer did not respond to her expressed concern.
Rail| April 3, 2009

Amtrak, UATP announce agreement

During FY 2008 (Oct. 2007-Sept. 2008), Amtrak carried more than 28.7 million passengers, representing the sixth straight fiscal year of record ridership when comparing the same routes.

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