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Brightline begins passenger operations FLORIDA’s privately-owned inter-city operator Brightline introduced its first scheduled passenger trains on January 13, with the launch of introductory services between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
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CALIFORNIA High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) named Mr Brian Kelly as its new CEO on January 17, the same day it received a new report that found delays and higher-than-expected costs would inflate the price of...
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SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted conditional...
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Local commitment to transit drives expansion in Seattle.SOUND Transit provides Link light rail, Sounder commuter rail and bus services in the Puget Sound area of Washington state from Everett in the north through Seattle to...
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FLORIDA’s privately-owned inter-city operator Brightline introduced its first scheduled passenger trains on January 13, with the launch of introductory services between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Brightline is initially operating 11 trains a day between...
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THE governor of the state of Alaska Mr Bill Walker signed an administrative order on January 10 establishing a task force to examine the feasibility of launching commuter rail services between the state capital Anchorage...
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UNITED States freight railways transported 27,489,960 wagonloads and intermodal units in 2017, an increase of 3.4% compared with 2016. According to data released by the American Association of Railroads (AAR) on January 3, 3,478,126 wagonloads were...
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US Department of Transportation (USDOT) secretary Ms Elaine Chao has sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, inter-city and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing Positive Train...
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ALSTOM confirmed on January 3 that it has successfully concluded a three-year period of self-reporting obligations with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) following a global corruption scheme that was uncovered in 2014. Alstom pleaded guilty...
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THE US Federal government has denied that any agreement was in place to help fund the $US 20bn Gateway programme to increase capacity on the Northeast Corridor.The project involves constructing a second double-track tunnel beneath...
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BRIGHTLINE, Florida’s new private passenger operator, has announced that it will launch an introductory service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach during the week of January 8. Schedules and fares for the new service will...

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