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Amtrak requests 17% less operating support

Rail| March 28, 2013
Also asks feds for $2.065 billion in capital support and $212 million for debt service.

Study: HSR improves quality of urban life

Rail| March 27, 2013
Public policy and economics experts from UCLA and China’s Tsinghua University found that high-speed rail fuels real estate booms, reduces commuting times for those traveling to big cities, eases congestion in those cities and gives smaller towns more access to metropolitan hubs.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Sonoma Marin rail GM talks progress, expansion, cost savings

Farhad Mansourian, GM of SMART, the commuter rail system currently under construction, discusses the status of the project, rider experience comparisons, proposals for connections and, system expansion and cost savings.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Tampa Mayor calls for more rail, BRT

Bob Buckhorn also alluded to Gov. Rick Scott's decision to turn away $2 billion from the Obama Administration to build high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando, by saying that he will try to find people in Tallahassee that will support his plan.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Long haul likely for Calif. Sprinter brake fix

The agency hopes to receive replacement parts by late April and install and test them in May, but requires regulatory approvals before it can return any of its trains to service.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Ore.’s Portland Streetcar only getting half of projected fares

As a result, the Portland Bureau of Transportation faces a shortfall in funding the streetcar's $8.9 million annual operating budget.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Calif. HSRA seeks $8.6B in state bonds

Half of the bond money would go to the first segment of the line. The project still needs to weather lawsuits over the next couple of months. The lawsuit rulings could stall the funds.
Motorcoach| March 27, 2013

UMA, NTA to host motorcoach safety roundtable

Organizers look forward to a productive exchange of ideas and information about motorcoach safety, with an eye toward awareness and education among tour providers.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Denver RTD receives unsolicited proposal

Given that staff believes the proposal has technical merit, the agency plans to accelerate the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the North Metro project.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Longtime Calif. HSR backers raise concerns

Objecting to political compromises that they say undermine legal safeguards for the massive investment, notably a design that would move passengers between urban destinations faster than air travel.

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