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METRO Briefs

Bus| May 13, 2009
Report: Driver caused Calif. coach crash. Amtrak:High-speed rail unrealistic. Report: BRT cheaper than rail to Oakland airport.

Mo., Amtrak to make track improvements

Rail| April 28, 2009
Project will unclog a major “bottleneck” caused by a 25-mile stretch of single track and enable slower freight trains to move off the main line, enabling faster Amtrak trains to pass and reduce delays by nearly 17 percent, annually.
Rail| April 24, 2009

Mica, Reid receive national rail award

The award is presented to individuals for their support for a fully developed train network and leadership in promoting rail development.
Rail| April 17, 2009

Florida kicks off ‘Train Safety Awareness Week’

Officers from approximately 20 different law enforcement agencies in South Florida will join staff members and volunteers from organizations, including Tri-Rail, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration, in distributing information about train safety.
Bus| April 10, 2009

FEMA announces $970M in preparedness grants

$25 million allocated for Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies within the Amtrak rail system.
Rail| April 6, 2009

Amtrak launches mobile accessibility

Members can now visit the Amtrak Guest Rewards Website from any Web-enabled device to view their account information, including point balance, recent transactions and current offers, as well as register for new promotions.
Rail| April 3, 2009

NTSB: Signal interpretation led to Amtrak accident

Contributing to the accident, was the relief engineer's failure to immediately communicate to the engineer that he had miscalled the signal at Englewood and to stop the train when the engineer did not respond to her expressed concern.
Rail| April 3, 2009

Amtrak, UATP announce agreement

During FY 2008 (Oct. 2007-Sept. 2008), Amtrak carried more than 28.7 million passengers, representing the sixth straight fiscal year of record ridership when comparing the same routes.
Rail| March 27, 2009

Amtrak details stimulus projects

Includes railcar and locomotive restoration to augment the current fleet; projects to bring stations into ADA compliance; facility improvements; and track, bridge and signal replacements and upgrades.
Rail| March 16, 2009

Amtrak receives $1.3 billion ARRA grant

Funding will roughly double the size of Amtrak’s capital investment program over a two-year period and be used to upgrade railroad assets and infrastructure, as well as capital projects that expand passenger rail capacity.

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