Rail

Feds award $750K to Penn. for high-speed rail study

Posted on January 31, 2011

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has provided a $750,000 High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program grant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to study the expansion of Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh.

Passenger trains on the Keystone Corridor currently operate at 110 mph between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, and have seen ridership grow from 891,764 passengers in 2006 to 1,296,838 last year.

The study will evaluate the feasibility of electrifying track between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, construction of dedicated tracks for passenger trains, and major signal and switch improvements. The study will also evaluate installation of concrete ties, procurement of new passenger cars and alternative route alignments.

The grant is from FRA’s fiscal year 2009 Intercity Passenger Rail appropriation with a 50 percent state match requirement from Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier to overhaul Md. MTA's MARC railcars

Average weekday ridership on all three MARC lines is roughly 37,500 riders. The MARC III bi-level commuter railcars have been in service nearly 17 years.

Alstom completes public share buy-back offer, appoints new CEO

Alstom’s offer, aiming to return part of the proceeds of the transaction with General Electric on its energy businesses to shareholders, was successfully completed with over 230 millions of shares tendered.

Scientists map bedbug genome, follow pest through NYC subway

The new work could help combat pesticide resistance in the unwelcome parasite.

Amtrak expands pets program across U.S.

More than 2,700 pets have traveled with their human companions along the Northeast Corridor since the pilot launched in October 2015.

Residents question 'fake' cemetery in path of proposed high-speed rail

Google Satellite Map images of the Acton, Calif. property from 2016 did not show any tombstones as of Monday, Feb. 1.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close