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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…
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…
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.
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…
UNITED States freight railways transported 27,489,960 wagonloads and intermodal units in 2017, an increase of 3.4% compared with 2016.
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…
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…
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.
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.
THE Board of Directors of CSX voted unanimously on December 22 to appoint Mr James Foote as president and CEO. Foote was named acting CEO on December 14 after Mr…
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