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Metra to install inward-facing locomotive cameras

Security and Safety | May 25, 2017

Congress in 2015 ordered the DOT to draft rules within two years to require passenger railroads to install inward-facing and outward-facing cameras in all locomotives and other operating compartments such as cab cars and Highliner cars.

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2017

Metra chief Orseno to retire by end of 2017

Orseno began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad commuter trains.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

Moorman outlined projects that warrant significant investment including construction of the Portal North Bridge and new Hudson Tunnels in New Jersey.

Rail| February 1, 2017

Amtrak to take over train line between Indy, Chicago

Iowa Pacific has operated the Hoosier State train since July 2015.

Rail| October 5, 2016

Amtrak launches on-board magazine to enhance customer experience

The free magazine,The National, is available in seatbacks throughout the Amtrak network, which connects customers to more than 500 destinations and 46 states across the country.

Rail| August 24, 2016

Amtrak's microgrid to serve as backup during power outages

In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Sustainability| April 25, 2016

[Video] AASHTO: Transportation Sustainability in Hawaii

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' new video highlights the efforts underway by the Hawaii DOT to make its transportation system more sustainable. The video illustrates the holistic approach being taken in the island paradise to meet current and future mobility and accessibility needs while protecting environmental resources.

Rail| February 3, 2016

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.

Rail| January 26, 2016

Siemens completes first car shell for Florida's Brightline rail service

More than 70 employees at Siemens’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sacramento have worked on building this 85-foot-long first coach car, using more than 50,000 welds to fuse it together.

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