FTA changes New Starts/Small Starts approach

The program, one of the largest competitive grant programs in the U.S. government, funds roughly one-half the cost of new and extended light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and ferry systems built in the U.S.

Maine council votes to pursue transit study

Officials believe transit options, such as train service, could ease traffic congestion between Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area.

More Midwestern train travelers spur HSR

Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission calculated ridership of intercity rail on Amtrak routes in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan grew 35% from 2007 to 2012.

NJ Transit to add track, station

Amtrak also plans to upgrade electrical wiring and signals on a straight, high-speed section of the Northeast Corridor from New Brunswick to just south of Trenton.

Amtrak expands NEC high-speed service

Adding a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C., beginning on Jan. 28. The service will also make stops in Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, and Newark, N.J., and offer reserved Business Class and First Class service options.

Transit Systems Find Creative Ways to Generate Revenue

Agencies are looking beyond conventional ads and tapping new technology, such as virtual grocery stores, regenerative braking and Groupon, to bring in more funds.

Judge's decision to bolster Calif. high-speed rail project

The judgment means bidding and construction will move ahead as planned on the first phase of the 800-mile high-speed rail system set to connect the northern and southern parts of the state.

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