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Amtrak crash kills 6, injures hundreds

Rail| May 13, 2015

Amtrak said 238 passengers and five crew members were on board during the crash, which the FRA said occurred around 9:30 p.m. Meanwhile, WPVI-TV reported that Amtrak officially confirmed the "black box" has been recovered and has been sent to the Amtrak Operations Center in Delaware for analysis.

What's the most Googled New York subway question?

Rail| May 13, 2015

"Is the L train running" tops the list for the most Googled question in the last six months. The train line has needed to undergo extensive work to maintain well-worn tracks, requiring five weekends of no trains in Manhattan and into Brooklyn through May 18 and overnight on weekdays through May 22.

Rail| May 13, 2015

5 contractor teams invited to bid on Calif. high-speed rail segment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority expects to issue its request for proposals from contractors in late May for a 22-mile stretch of the proposed bullet-train line in northern Kern County.

Rail| May 13, 2015

Kansas City Streetcar project in the 'home-stretch'

Streetcar construction is on schedule to be completed in fall of 2015. The $102 million 2-mile system will then undergo a period of testing and is anticipated to be open to the public in 2016.

Management & Operations| May 12, 2015

Prevost's Wiltgen retires

Wiltgen refers to his 20-year career in the motorcoach industry as “wonderful and memorable.”

Government Issues| May 12, 2015

'Infrastructure Week' to highlight need for long-term fed investment

In support of the third annual Infrastructure Week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx participated in kickoff events in Washington, D.C. yesterday and will then head out to meet with state and local leaders, business leaders, and academics in Tennessee, California and Iowa.

Management & Operations| May 12, 2015

Utah Transit on-time performance takes jump

The on-time bus rate just eight years ago was 62%, according to the report. TRAX light-rail trains on-time rate that was 92%, with FrontRunner commuter trains hitting 94.6%.

Rail| May 12, 2015

Report finds Sunrail lost $27M in first year

Sunrail is meeting its expected ridership on Thursdays and Fridays, but having issues filling cars Monday through Wednesday.

Rail| May 12, 2015

Alstom joint venture inaugurates Algerian assembly, maintenance site

Created in 2011 to assemble and maintain the Alstom Citadis trams for Algerian cities, CITAL, which includes Alstom, EMA and Ferrovial, supports the industrialization of the country and boosts the local economy.

Management & Operations| May 12, 2015

WTS names Brogan 'Woman of the Year'

Brogan now serves as Chairperson of PRR’s Board of Directors and as Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s most recent appointee to the Washington State Transportation Commission.

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