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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Passenger Rail

VRE braces for possible flood delays

Virginia Railway Express officials are bracing for potential flood-related speed restrictions as a heavy rainstorm is predicted to roll into the area over the next 36 hours.

By Jennifer Buske  | March 9, 2011; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuter Rail, Passenger Rail, Virginia Railway Express  
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Senators seek high-speed rail funds

Maryland Democratic Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and several other members of Congress are asking federal transportation officials to redirect $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funds to projects on the Northeast Corridor.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  | March 1, 2011; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Maryland, Passenger Rail  
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Maryland wants high-speed rail funds

If other states don't want federal funding to build the Obama administration's proposed national network of high-speed rail lines, Maryland would be happy to have the money they spurn.

By Ashley Halsey III  | February 18, 2011; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Amtrak, Maryland, Passenger Rail  | Tags:  High-speed rail  
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Amtrak to expand free wireless

Amtrak plans to expand the free wireless service it offers on its Northeast Corridor passenger trains this year. The decision follows a move last year to offer free WiFi aboard Acela Express trains between Washington and Boston. Last month the...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 16, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Amtrak, Passenger Rail  | Tags:  Amtrak  
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Florida rejects high-speed rail funds

Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined three other Republican governors in rejecting Obama administration funds for rail projects, saying a planned high- speed line in his state could saddle taxpayers with $3 billion in added expenses.

By Jerry Hart, Bloomberg News  | February 16, 2011; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Passenger Rail  
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Feds plan to spend $53 billion on rail

PHILADELPHIA -- The Obama administration plans to spend $53 billion on high-speed and intercity rail over the next six years. Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Tuesday morning during an appearance at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The money will be used to build new high-speed rail networks and to make existing rail networks faster.

By Ashley Halsey III  | February 8, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  Amtrak, Passenger Rail  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Examining rail safety, Luke Rosiak , February 1, 2011
VRE plans policy, fare hearings , Jennifer Buske , January 24, 2011
Amtrak offers long-distance sale, Washington Post Editors , January 6, 2011
High-speed rail panel to meet, Jennifer Buske , December 30, 2010
How are your travels?, Washington Post Editors , December 22, 2010
Rally planned for high-speed rail, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 13, 2010
DOT redirects high-speed rail funds, Bloomberg News and Staff Reports , December 9, 2010
Minority firms seeks rail delay, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 9, 2010
Downed wires stop Amtrak train, Associated Press , December 9, 2010
Amtrak NE Corridor service restored, Washington Post Editors , December 8, 2010
Rail Advisory Board could be axed, Jennifer Buske , December 8, 2010
Disabled train slows Amtrak, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
San Diego's underground railroad, Luke Rosiak , November 4, 2010
CSX fire causes train delays, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
NYC derailment snarls train travel, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
New funding could save rail tunnel, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
Trains on track after wire causes delays, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
High-speed rail in East? Not so fast., Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
 
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