News Tagged With: passenger-rail
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May 7, 2014

4 companies respond to Ind. Amtrak RFP

State, county and city officials advertised for independent companies to submit plans to find efficiencies and close the gap between revenues and operating costs.


February 26, 2014

Fla. freight rail upgrade could spur passenger service

The project could open the door to passenger-train service between Lake and Orange counties, including a connection to the SunRail commuter line.


October 16, 2013

Amtrak, state partners negotiate to preserve all corridors

Amtrak is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.


September 25, 2013

Indiana DOT begins rail service talks with Amtrak

The estimate that Amtrak provided in May to keep the Hoosier State passenger rail service in operation is $2.963 million annually. Divided among each one-way passenger, this is approximately $80 in government support for each $24 ticket.


June 12, 2013

Ill. mayor calls for more rail support

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for Springfield’s economy.


February 6, 2013

Pa. may lose Amtrak service

A federal law passed in 2008 requires the state to pay for rail routes less than 750 miles, which includes Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, at about 440 miles. The state has until October to decide whether to pay the $5.7 million to keep the service.


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.


November 14, 2012

Downtown stations added to proposed Miami rail

All Aboard Florida, a company proposing passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, would build a big new train station in Miami with tracks elevated on a platform four stories up. The company also plans to build similar stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.


September 19, 2012

FRA awards funds to Ind., Va.

The Indiana Gateway Project will receive $71.3 million. Improvements include track reconfiguration and track and signal upgrades, all of which will help improve service reliability while creating jobs and relieving congestion. Virginia will receive $74.8 million to continue development of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor.


August 22, 2012

PB names transit, rail business director

In his new position, Paul Skoutelas provides leadership and strategic direction to the Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center with a focus on growing the firm’s transit and rail business, enhancing marketing capabilities and strengthening client relationships.


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