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Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

Tom Jackson - Apr 07, 2014

Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a high-speed rail line. Related: California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time It’s not that I’m reflexively against passenger rail. ...

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Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

A Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel is set to discuss rail safety next week. The Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for ...

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PHOTOS: 1940s wartime posters urge rail passengers to “stay put”

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 19, 2013

PHOTOS: 1940s wartime posters urge rail passengers to “stay put”

At a time when the idea of supertrains and other types of speedy transit is popular, it's hard to believe commuters would have ever been asked not to ride a train. Well, according to some 1940s posters Retronaut has gathered, Britain’s ...

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Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Following the May 28 death of a track worker who was struck by a Metro-North train in Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has scheduled a hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for tomorrow at 10 a.m., ...

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Cloud tech could reduce railroad crossing deaths

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 12, 2013

Cloud tech could reduce railroad crossing deaths

Rochester Control Innovations (RocInnovations), a New York-based automation provider, is developing a cloud-based monitoring system for railroads, Innovation Trail reported. The system would allow railroads to monitor crossings from the Internet and through alerts. It would cut costs by up to ...

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From A Connecticut Train Crash

John Latta - May 20, 2013

From A Connecticut Train Crash

This is a story to be careful with. This, of course, comes from someone who is concerned that our infrastructure is in bad shape, even though it may appear superficially not to be. Take a look at the Connecticut commuter train ...

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Slow trains going faster

John Latta - Apr 12, 2013

Slow trains going faster

Anderson Cooper upsets people. I like that. It’s a big part of what he’s supposed to do. This time it’s the high speed rail folk (and it’s not their first time because Cooper has been here before). Their complaint is that ...

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Transportation experiences 28,000-job loss in March

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 05, 2013

Transportation experiences 28,000-job loss in March

Despite a decrease in national unemployment, the transportation sector experienced a decrease of 28,000 jobs in March, The Hill reported. Transportation employment decreased from 4,469,900 in February to 4,467,100 in March, marking the fourth consecutive month of transportation job losses. Transit and ...

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Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2013

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2013

Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2013

Registration is now open for the Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2013, a North American conference on the power and potential of natural gas fuel for marine, rail, E&P, mining, earthmoving, and off-pipeline industrial applications. Early bird registration for ...

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Trains a’comin’

John Latta - Dec 18, 2012

Trains a’comin’

Think of all those Western movies, then the robber barons, then the blues singers, the other movie makers ('night time, dark, raining, wind howls, a train whistle blows in the distance'), then the rock singers. Trains, they all loved trains. ...

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Amtrak’s post hammer-and-sickle years

John Latta - Sep 28, 2012

Amtrak’s post hammer-and-sickle years

Would Amtrak work if it was privately owned? In the end its not only the private nature of the ownership that's important, it's who that owner is. Private ownership, per se, is only part of the equation. So who in their right ...

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Freight Transportation Services Index up 0.3 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2010

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.3 percent in April from its March level, rising for the third consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative ...

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