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Driver inattention and poorly maintained brakes led to collision with Amtrak train

Rail| December 13, 2012
On Friday, June 24, 2011, a 2008 Peterbilt truck-tractor pulling two empty trailers on northbound U.S. 95 struck the left side of an Amtrak train that was passing through a grade crossing en route from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif.

Green Road releases 'Fleet Leader' study

Bus| December 13, 2012
The report recaps the opinions of today’s fleet leaders, representing fleets of all sizes from less than 25 vehicles to more than 1,000. These fleet leaders manage a broad range of fleet types across various industries including public transit.
Rail| December 13, 2012

USHSR names award winners

Awards honor individuals who have the vision and courage to help bring high-speed rail to America. The award recipients range from visionaries to those at the forefront of the struggle to bring 21st Century transportation to America.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Private Fla. rail project set for 2015

Florida East Coast Industries, a railroad and real estate company, plans to build and operate All Aboard Florida, a new passenger rail service that will run from Miami to Orlando. The project will cost approximately $1 billion.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Texas’ The T seeks $100M for railcars

Asking member cities of the Regional Transportation Council for the funds to buy up to nine sets of commuter railcars for a commuter rail line from Fort Worth to the Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Amtrak to connect Va. to D.C.

Now offering service between Norfolk and Washington, D.C. This is the first time passenger rail service has been offered in south Hampton Roads since 1977.
Rail| December 12, 2012

MBCR Chair: Rail infrastructure work needed

System needs state tax investments in bridge work, signals, new train engines and other improvements. Bridge work would improve on-time performance. Train engines initially scheduled for replacement in 2004 were delayed until 2013.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Boston to Cape Cod rail service to be reinstated

The service will be available in 2013 after being shut down two decades ago. Currently, the only mass transit option between Boston and Cape Cod is buses.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Calif.'s SMART seeks $6.6M for train cars

If the additional cars are ordered by the end of the year, they can be purchased at the current price. However, bicycle advocates have criticized the plan because it would take away funds from other projects like bike lanes and sidewalk improvements.
Rail| December 12, 2012

L.B. Foster, Union Pacific extend railroad tie agreement

The extension of the contract represents significant value for the company and will help it to fund additional engineering and development of concrete tie design for the rail industry.

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