St. Louis Metrolink

St. Louis Train Expansion Planning Receives Federal Funding

The Bi-State Development Agency received roughly $7.4 million for efforts to expand the city’s MetroLink train system.

March 28, 2023 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Amtrak Acela Express train passing through Harrison station in Newark, New Jersey

‘Train Daddy’ Andy Byford to Oversee Amtrak’s High-Speed Rail Efforts

Byford, who formerly ran NYC Transit and Transport for London, could bring renewed vigor to the agency’s plans to expand regional rail in the United States.

March 28, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

"Fort Worth Central Station" sign on platform at train station

Amtrak To Study New York-to-Dallas Service

A proposal to extend the Crescent line would bring rail service through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

March 14, 2023 - Mass Transit

Gray chemical cloud seen from a distance from train derailment in Palestine, Ohio

Friday Funny: ‘Deregulation Works’

A tongue-in-cheek piece from The Onion calls the disastrous train derailment in Ohio a “deregulation success story.”

February 17, 2023 - The Onion

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announces transit project in concourse for new Grand Central Madison station

Long Island Rail Now Connects to Grand Central Terminal

A new rail service launched this week could save commuters as much as 40 minutes on trips between Long Island and Manhattan.

January 26, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Outdoor entrance to Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, California

San Francisco Tunnel Project Balloons in Cost

The plan to extend a Caltrain line to the Salesforce Transit Center is now expected to cost $6.7 billion as the agency faces a budget shortfall for its electrification project.

January 25, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Rendering of blue Amtrak Airo train speeding past blurry trees

Amtrak Reveals New, Faster Airo Trains

Trains on at least 14 intercity routes will be replaced with a fuel-efficient model with top speeds of 125 mph.

December 20, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

View of snowy Union Station building in Cincinnati, Ohio

Ohio Debates Expanded Rail Service

The state has the chance to apply for a piece of $2.3 billion in federal funding to improve and expand Amtrak service.

December 11, 2022 - Governing

Rendering of Brightline West train passing through Southern California desert

L.A.-Las Vegas High Speed Rail Could Break Ground Next Year

The privately funded train would shuttle passengers between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in half the time it takes to drive and could take 3 million vehicles off the road.

December 4, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Amtrak Sunset Limited train viewed from the side passing low desert hills in West Texas

Passenger Rail Could Return to the Gulf Coast

Although the details of the deal remain murky, Amtrak and the freight companies that share tracks in the region have agreed to restore passenger train service east of New Orleans.

November 29, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Intercity Rail

Virginia Amtrak Ridership Soars Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

The four state-managed Amtrak lines are seeing increases of as much as 65 percent in ridership.

November 15, 2022 - WRIC

View of Dulles International Airport terminal

New Rail Line Connects D.C. Area to Dulles Airport

The Silver Line extends passenger train service into Loudon County and adds new connections to the region’s airports.

November 10, 2022 - The Washington Post

Construction "Road Closed" signs for Los Angeles Metro Purple Line

Database Analyzes Global Transit Project Costs

Researchers are cataloging the costs of transit projects around the world in an attempt to identify ways to bring costs down and spend transit funding more efficiently.

November 2, 2022 - Governing

Amtrak Sunset Limited train passing by forested area in Cade, Louisiana

More Delays for Restoring Gulf Coast Amtrak Service

Conflicts over freight rail and funding are holding up the restoration of New Orleans-to-Orlando service on Amtrak’s Sunset Limited line.

October 30, 2022 - Governing

Pacific Surfliner Amtrak train on California coast

Sea Level Rise Threatens an Iconic California Train

A scenic Southern California line could require relocation as rising sea levels destabilize the coastal soil that supports its tracks.

October 28, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Orange Line platform with woman waiting with suitcases, Boston, Massachusetts

Lessons from Boston’s Orange Line Shutdown

A month-long shutdown of one of the region’s busiest lines prompted the city to experiment with temporary bus lanes, reoriented streets, and free bikeshare.

October 6, 2022 - Governing

Fairview Heights K Line station, Los Angeles

K Line to South L.A. To Open October 7

The line, part of L.A.'s effort to expand its public transit system ahead of the 2028 Summer Olympics, was originally scheduled to open in 2019.

September 26, 2022 - The Source (Metro)

San Francisco Bay bridge and Treasure Island aerial view

Maps for Proposed San Francisco Bay Tunnel Revealed

Planners presented two options for new tunnels that would help connect more parts of the Northern California megaregion to San Francisco and Oakland.

September 23, 2022 - San Francisco Examiner

Jersey City, NJ - November 13, 2016: Train passing through the Exchange Place PATH station located at Exchange Place in Jersey City, New Jersey, adjacent to the Hudson River at Paulus Hook.

New York and New Jersey Agree To Fund Gateway Hudson Tunnel

The two governors signed an agreement to fund the construction of two new rail tunnels to improve service between the two states.

July 10, 2022 - CBS New York

Rendering of subterranean subway station

A Look at Austin’s Proposed Subway Stations

The Texas capital is planning an ambitious light rail system that will include subterranean stations.

July 8, 2022 - KUT

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