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November 2011

2012 Restoration for Historic King Street Station

November 22, 2011

Seattle’s King Street Station has been in operation since the early 1900s and more than a century later, the station remains an important fixture in the Amtrak Cascades service.  As the case with any passenger train station, King Street Station would not be able to maintain its current status as one of the busiest train […]

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TIGGER Federal Grant Issued For Energy Savings Project

November 21, 2011

The Valley Metro public transportation service in Phoenix, AZ, was granted $4 million of federal money from the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program.  The money was granted to fund proposed projects for the company’s light rail and bus systems. Officials from Valley Metro released a statement on how the company plans […]

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High-Speed Rail’s Environmental Impact

November 20, 2011

On a global scale, high-speed rail has gained a great deal of popularity in the last few decades.  High-speed rail offers passengers quick commutes and more affordable long-distance travel, but a large part of the appeal of high-speed rail lies in the positive environmental impact it will have in the future.  However, the extent of […]

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Amtrak’s Ill-fated LAKE COUNTRY LIMITED

November 20, 2011

Amtrak’s Lake Country Limited was begun on April 15, 2000 to operate over the ex-Milwaukee Road “J” Line to Janesville, WI. It was started to tap into the freight service from the General Motors plant, as well as dried goods. However, they were required by law to carry a passenger car in the consist. Stops […]

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New Emergency Response Plans For 5 Rail Stations In Delhi

November 19, 2011

A passenger slipped while boarding a moving train at the Hazrat Nizamuddin terminal in Delhi on November 17.  The injured passenger bled to death since there were no emergency response plans in place at the station.  After this mishap, the five major rail stations in Delhi decided on Thursday to put in emergency response mechanisms […]

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$21 Million for the Pacific Surfliner Corridor

November 19, 2011

A Federal Railroad Administration press release has announced that $21 million has been awarded to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The funding will be used for  projects that will greatly benefit the Pacific Surfliner Corridor. The funding will be used for three main projects.  $4 million of the funding will be used in Oceanside […]

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