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

Security and Safety | April 11, 2017

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.”

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

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

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.

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

Digital Signage Advances Help Deliver Info to Riders in Real Time

Improvements on tap include readability, customization, and solar-powered products, while passenger information display options range from service arrival times and weather updates to surveillance footage.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

Moorman outlined projects that warrant significant investment including construction of the Portal North Bridge and new Hudson Tunnels in New Jersey.

Rail| February 1, 2017

Amtrak to take over train line between Indy, Chicago

Iowa Pacific has operated the Hoosier State train since July 2015.

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