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High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

Man struck, killed on Northeast Corridor creates morning delays

Train #3817 left New York Penn Station with about 300 passengers at 6:35 a.m., heading to Trenton, when it hit the man, whose identity was not immediately known. NJ Transit trains ran up to 20 minutes late, with regular service restored by around 7:30 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter feed.

Amtrak seeks new high-speed trains

In an RFP, Amtrak is seeking up to 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets capable of meeting or exceeding current Acela trip-times on the existing NEC infrastructure. The new equipment is intended to have 40% more seats per train than current trainsets.