Amtrak’s big opportunity is now; is Amtrak ready?

April 17th, 2009 Comments off

It’s 2009, and Amtrak is raking in the cash. Not from the fare box, but from the federal government. Even though Amtrak accounts for less than one percent of America’s transportation market share, it often is the second highest subsidized mode of transportation.

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SunRail, America’s newest regional rail system, on track to meet goals

May 21st, 2014 Comments off

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — SunRail is halfway through its first week with paying customers. Channel 9’s Tim Barber took a ride on the new commuter train to see how things differ from last week, when riders rode for free…

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French rail company orders 2,000 trains too wide for platforms

May 21st, 2014 Comments off

(Reuters) – France’s national rail company SNCF said on Tuesday it had ordered 2,000 trains for an expanded regional network that are too wide for many station platforms, entailing costly repairs.

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Association begins Cincinnati-Chicago passenger rail campaign

May 19th, 2014 Comments off

From All Aboard Ohio:

Following the election of Derek Bauman to the All Aboard Ohio board as Southwest Regional Director, the nonprofit educational association commenced a campaign to educate stakeholders on the benefits of improving rail infrastructure and passenger rail services between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Lafayette and Chicago with proposed Ohio stops at Cincinnati Union Terminal, I-275 park-n-ride, Hamilton and Oxford…

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VIA Rail to grow 5% to 8% in 2014

April 21st, 2014 Comments off

According to Voyagers World,

Michelle Goodwin, Manager – International Sales (ASIA), VIA Rail says VIA Rail is expecting a growth of 5%-8% in 2014… We are looking for a growth of 5%-8% in 2014.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2014-02-04

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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URPA Special Report: Amtrak 2013 Results Analyzed

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

Overview

Amtrak’s financial and operational results for FY 2013 (the 12 months ending September 30, 2013) are now available (audited FY ’13 annual financial statements will be released sometime in 2014). This URPA Special Report analyzes these results, together with extrinsic data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-12-31

December 31st, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-12-23

December 23rd, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-11-19

November 19th, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-09-06

September 6th, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
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