Friday, January 29, 2010

SUMMARY of high speed rail grant awards are here by AASHTO
and posted here by the White House and posted here by the FRA with details of each award.

Missouri to share in $1 billion for high-speed rail Kansas City Star... improve travel times for passenger rail service on tracks owned by Union Pacific. Among the projects getting funding

Stuck on MARC: MARC to benefit from $8b in improvements to high ...By Stuckon MARC The MARC Penn Line is the fastest commuter line in North America (125 MPH when using electric engines and the bilevel cars); the cars aren't rated to go any faster than that without serious upgrades. So where we may see improvement is ...

Va., Md. get nearly $140 million for rail projects Washington Post"We are pleased to be a part of the federal program, and we are ready to work with the FRA [Federal Railroad Administration] to build a sustainable federal ...

$590M slated for high-speed rail corridor Tacoma Daily News Designated as a high-speed rail corridor in 1992, this 466-mile route houses Amtrak corridor and long-distance trains, Sounder commuter services in the ...would be a second railroad bridge ...

New Haven-Springfield rail line gets $40M boost to revive commuter ...HARTFORD, Conn. - A proposal to revive commuter rail service between Springfield , Mass., and New Haven is getting a $40 million boost, a cash infusion seen ...

Texas loses biggest high-speed rail prizes ...Dallas Morning News (blog)Here's where Florida had a leg up: Its application was for 1) money to advance a Central Florida commuter line, Sunrail, 2) bail out a south Florida ...

State gets $823 million for high-speed rail Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Spanish manufacturer Talgo is still considering "a number of different places" in Wisconsin where the rail cars would be assembled, Doyle said. ...

Kansas City Southern railroad profit falls - Yahoo! News Freight railroad Kansas City Southern said Thursday that fourth-quarter profit and revenue fell, yet those declines have begun to narrow as the economy ...

Kansas City Southern Q4 2009 Earnings Call Transcript Seeking Alpha (blog) Stronger ongoing train operations and more efficient matching of equipment to traffic has allowed to keep 22% of our locomotive fleet in storage and 18% of ...

3 Michigan Amtrak stations to get high-speed rail upgrades Detroit Free Press The Pontiac-Chicago rail system will also receive $133 million to fix up Amtrak stations and tracks in Illinois, and $71 million for track improvements that ...

Railway committee meets Hanna Herald Additional benefits to purchasing the rail and operating a short line; provide competition to current grain companies; provide protection from increasing ...

Sumpter Valley Railroad gets donation to upgrade steam engine OregonLive.com (blog)The steam locomotive is scheduled to have a federally mandated boiler overhaul every 15 years. The complete refurbishment may cost as much as $250000, ...

Norfolk Southern seeks annual election of board BusinessWeek Freight railroad operator Norfolk Southern Corp. said Thursday it will seek to require annual election of all board members to improve accountability. ...

SL & RG railroad hires new general manager Valley Courier Online By RUTH HEIDE New San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad General Manager Mathew Abbey comes to Alamosa this month from Anchorage where he worked in the railroad ...

Canadian Pacific Profit Climbs 3 Percent The Journal of Commerce Online... Minnesota & Eastern Railroad was fully integrated into the results. Equity income in the short line in 2008 was $9.8 million. In fourth-quarter 2009, ...

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