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Metra chief Orseno to retire by end of 2017

Management & Operations| February 24, 2017

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

Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

Rail| February 16, 2017

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.

Rail| August 27, 2014

Va. could see 3rd daily train route by 2017

The train, as envisioned, would depart from Lynchburg and head to Washington, D.C. and New York before returning the next day.
Rail| August 6, 2014

Okla. trial passenger service to launch next year

The trial service is expected to start in the early part of next year. It will likely run between Sapulpa and Midwest City, but supporters hope a permanent service eventually links downtown Tulsa to downtown Oklahoma City.

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