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Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak’

This Infra Week

Friday, February 21st, 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike
Southwest Could Lose Crucial Rail Line
Pedestrians Are People Too. Really cool people.

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Oregon’s New Passenger Trains

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Oregon’s New Passenger Trains

Brief video produced in Feb. 2014 showing inside/outside of new Talgo Series 8 trains in the Amtrak Cascades fleet

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 17th, 2014
Bike Portland-Image by GBD Architects

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!

-Portland Apartment Complexes Embrace Cyclists
-A Bump in the Track for Acela
-Chicago’s Ashland BRT Proposal Get Mixed Reviews
-Silver Line Closed Until Undisclosed Construction End Date

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Supporting Passenger Mobility and Choice

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Supporting Passenger Mobility and Choice by Breaking Modal Stovepipes

REASON FOUNDATION Executive Summary This report compares the cost and environmental impact of passenger trips taken on scheduled Amtrak trains to trips taken to the same destinations on existing scheduled intercity motorcoaches. Amtrak currently operates over 300 trains per day on 43 different routes. These routes connect more than 500 cities and towns in 46 […]

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Amtrak K-9 Unit: Trained to Keep America’s Railroad Safe

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Strategically deployed at stations throughout the Amtrak system, the Amtrak Police K-9 Unit is trained to detect threats from explosives. These teams undergo an 11-week training program where the conventional bomb dogs are taught odor recognition. Some of these dogs continue their training to become Vapor Wake Detection Canines, where they are trained to alert […]

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Rail Grade: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Monday, March 25th, 2013

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Railroads are experiencing a competitive resurgence as both an energy-efficient freight transportation option and a viable city-to-city passenger service. In 2012, Amtrak recorded its highest year of ridership with 31.2 million passengers, almost doubling ridership since 2000, with growth anticipated to continue.

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Strengthening America’s Commitment to Passenger Rail

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
American passenger rail is in the midst of a renaissance. Ridership on Amtrak—the primary U.S. carrier—is now at record levels and growing fast. This research shows that the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas are primarily behind this trend, especially ten major metros responsible for nearly two-thirds of total ridership.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Petra Todorovich Messick, Amtrak

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Petra Todorovich Messick is Senior Officer of Outreach and Communications in the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Investment Development (NEC IID) division at Amtrak, the Nation’s Railroad. NEC IID is the new business line at Amtrak devoted to planning, maintaining, and improving the Northeast Corridor, the rail corridor stretching from Boston to Washington, DC and hosting […]

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High Speed Rail Summit – Speakers Include InfrastructureUSA Managing Director Steve Anderson

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

From the US High Speed Rail Association: Don’t miss this exciting high speed rail event of the year – High Speed Rail Summit DC.  The Nation’s capital is the place to be this February 11-13.   Business and political leaders will come together with the world’s top experts to bring high speed rail to America. High speed […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Richard Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Richard Harnish is the Executive Director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, a membership-based non-profit organization advocating for fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire Midwest. Harnish graduated from Elmhurst College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in transportation management. After leaving Elmhurst, Harnish was a logistics manager at American President […]

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